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Trench Collapse Victim Identified

The victim of a Monday trench collapse in Taylor’s Plein Air neighborhood has been identified as Larry Jackson, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy.  

On Monday at approximately 1:34 p.m., first responders with both Oxford and Lafayette County Fire Departments, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and CareMed were dispatched to Mosaic Drive in Taylor in response to a call about a trench that collapsed and trapped one man beneath the rubble. 

Jackson, of nearby Como, Miss., was extricated and pronounced dead at the scene by Kennedy at approximately 2:36 p.m. 

A private company was conducting the trench project.