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UPDATE WITH NEW DETAILS: One Person Killed In Dumpster Accident In Downtown Terre Haute

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More on an accident that killed one person this morning.

Officials say that a man and woman were sleeping in a dumpster behind the Dollar General on Locust Street, when a garbage truck emptied the dumpster with them inside into the back of the truck.  

The man was crushed to death and the woman was seriously injured. 

She is being treated at an Indianapolis hospital. 

Names have not been released. 

The driver of the truck did not know what had happened until he heard banging as he stopped behind the Hilton Garden Hotel on Wabash downtown.

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One has been killed in an accident that happened behind the Hilton Garden Hotel in downtown Terre Haute just after 6:00 this morning.

Police believe that two people were sleeping in a dumpster when a garbage truck picked up the dumpster and emptied the contents into the back of the truck.

The victims' names have not been released. The second victim has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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