WEBSTER, S.D. -

Authorities are investigating the death of a Webster man in a trench collapse at a home construction site as an accidental death.
    
Day County Sheriff Barry Hillestad says 42-year-old James Stern died Tuesday near Webster when a 10-foot-deep water line trench caved in. A co-worker was unable to free Stern, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
    
Stern's funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Webster armory.