Construction Accident Victim Leaves Pregnant Fiancée Behind

Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

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A young man with a child on the way dies in a construction zone at the Vue Apartments in Fayetteville. Dirt collapsed on 20-year-old Brannon Rhine after he jumped in a hole to clear debris Sunday (May 6).

Family and friends continue to console Meagon Capehart, Rhine’s pregnant fiancée. She’s due in June with baby girl Isabelle.

Meagon said she can’t believe the man who was set to soon become her husband is gone.

“Before he went to sleep he would rub my belly and he said Isabelle daddy loves you,” Meagon said.

Rhine’s step dad, who was working on site with him, jumped in to try to save Rhine by uncovering his head and face once the hole collapse on him. Police said he was unresponsive when they arrived and it took them about an hour and a half to extricate him.

“I couldn’t imagine how…

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