1 killed, 1 hurt when Dumpster lifted into Terre Haute trash truck

Victims sleeping in Dumpster, police say

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - A man was killed and another person was injured as they slept in a Dumpster that was picked up and crushed by a trash truck early Thursday morning.

Terre Haute police told WTWO-TV that the driver picked up the Dumpster on Locust Street and that he heard screaming and stopped the truck at 7th Street and Wabash Avenue, outside a Hilton Garden Inn.

The driver then found two people in the Dumpster.

Police said Franschon Barr, 46, of Connecticut, was pronounced dead and the his girlfriend was flown to an Indianapolis hospital suffering from severe injuries.

Terre Haute police said the couple took shelter from the rain inside the trash bin.

They were sleeping when the garbage truck came to empty the dumpster.

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