Durham Boy Dies After Being Buried Under Pile Of Dirt
Posted May 1, 2002
DURHAM, NC — A 12-year-old Durham boy has died after being buried under a pile of dirt at his home off Roxboro Road this weekend.
Police say Bryan Culberson was playing in a pile of dirt Saturday when it somehow collapsed on him.
When his father found her him, he was not breathing.
Durham police say the boy was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. Monday at Duke University Hospital.
Investigators say the dirt pile may have weakened because the boy had dug out small caves in it to play with his toy soldiers.