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Porch collapses, kills pizza delivery driver in eastern Indiana

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A pizza delivery driver was killed Saturday in Fayette County after a porch collapsed on him while he was making a delivery, police said.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers with the Connersville Police Department responded to a residence on West 27th Street in Connersville on a report of an injured person.

Upon arrival, officers found a man, later identified as William Fields, 45, of Connersville, who had fallen through what appeared to be a collapsed porch.

Fields had been pinned by heavy debris and was motionless when police found him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.

Investigation revealed that Fields was working as a delivery driver for Pizza King and was delivering to the address at the time of the incident.

CPD determined Fields’s death to be an accident. There is no ongoing criminal investigation, the department said.

To people in Connersville, Fields was no stranger.

“You ordered Pizza King, you almost expected William would be the guy to bring it to you,” said Sgt. Clint Brown from CPD.

Wanda Redd worked with Fields for nearly 30 years and echoed Brown’s comment. She said families would request he deliver their pizza.

“Some of them would ask, ‘Who’s the driver tonight?’ And you would tell them William — well, we called him Billy — and they would say, ‘Okay, just tell him knock on the door, come on in’ … and he would just come on in,” said Redd.

Listen to the 911 call: