Oaktown, IN - A coal miner was found dead this afternoon in Knox County.
According to the Knox County Coroner's Office, 34 year-old Jason M. Williams was found deceased in the Sunrise Coal LLC coal mine in Oaktown earlier Friday afternoon.
The investigation into William's death is ongoing at this time, and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
A representative from Sunrise Coal, LLC released a statement Friday saying,
"Jason Williams, age 34, from Bloomfield, IN, died today, Friday, March 16, 2018 at approximately 12 pm EST in a single person accident while driving a mantrip underground at Sunrise Coal’s Oaktown 1 Mine, located in Oaktown, IN. The company is investigating the cause of the accident. Sunrise and its employees are deeply saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason’s family. "