Man Dies In Cave Collapse in Western Ky.

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Tennessee man has died after a cave
collapsed in western Kentucky while he was digging for Native
American artifacts.

Christian County Coroner Dorris Lamb says 42-year-old Devin William Peters, of Clarksville, Tenn., was killed in the accident.

Christian County Rescue Team director Randy Graham told the Kentucky New Era that Peters and another man were at the cave, located between Pembroke and Oak Grove, when the walls of an excavation trench collapsed.

The second man was above ground and telephoned for help at 4 p.m. CST Monday.

Graham said Peters' remains were found eight feet below the floor of the cave, buried under about four feet of dirt. Graham said the remains were removed about four hours after the collapse.
Information from: Kentucky New Era,

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  • by Anonymous Location: Mt Sterling on Dec 2, 2008 at 11:16 AM
    What a shame, would he like someone to dig for his working tools and body? Whoops I mean his american artifacts.
  • by Glenn Location: Lexington on Dec 2, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    Digging in KY for artifacts is against the law. I hope his companion has been arrested and spends time in KY jail.


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