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One killed in Knox County underground mining accident

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Sunrise Coal

Sunrise Coal Mine (WTHI File Photo)

OAKTOWN, Ind. (WTHI) - Police say one person is dead after an underground mining accident in Knox County.

It happened on Friday night at Sunrise Coal Mine in Oaktown.

Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom says dispatchers in his county received a call for help around 11:15 P.M.

On the scene, first responders learned the accident happened in Knox County.

Details surrounding the accident and the person's identity has not been released yet.

We will update this story as soon as we receive more information.

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