New Castle woman, 76, trapped in farm grain bin dies


NEW CASTLE, Ind. — 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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