A man was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed, Saturday, Sept. 7, in rural Hewitt.

Aaron Broughton , 33, of rural Hewitt, had been working in a trench, laying water lines when the trench collapsed, according to a news release from the Todd County Sheriff's Office.

The Todd County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, reporting an accident at the address of 49379 131st Ave. in rural Hewitt. Broughton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Todd County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Hewitt Fire & Rescue and Tri-County Ambulance. The incident remains an active investigation, according to the news release.