Man Dead After Trench Collapse Near Manhattan Identified

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Manhattan, Kan.-- Authorities confirm one person is dead as the result of a trench collapse east of Manhattan.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Kramer, 25 year old male from Alta Vista Kansas.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff says it happened around 1:45 p.m. on Excel road, a mile off Highway 24.

A man in his twenties was working at a new house construction site setting plumbing line in a trench when the trench collapsed.

It's not clear what went wrong at this time. Authorities say he was alone in the trench at the time. will update this story as new details become available

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