New Castle woman trapped in farm grain bin diesApril 20, 2021
By the Associated Press
NEW CASTLE — A 76-year-old eastern Indiana woman has died after being trapped in a grain bin on her farm in Henry County.
Barbara Smith and her 81-year-old husband were off-loading corn from the bin about 2 p.m. Friday in New Castle when he was unable to locate her, state police said.
James Smith called 911 believing she may have gotten trapped inside the bin which contained 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) of corn.
It took first responders about two hours before they located Barbara Smith. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
New Castle is east of Indianapolis.
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