Human Interest Man Who Delivered Pizzas for Nearly 30 Years Dies on the Job After Porch Collapses at Ind. Home Police identified the victim as William Fields, a 45-year-old employee of Pizza King who lived in Connersville, Indiana By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Instagram Twitter Joelle Goldstein is the Staff Editor of TV for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle helps oversee all things TV, and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, America's Got Talent, Love Is Blind and Dancing with the Stars for her "work" responsibilities. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter, where she was co-nominated at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Magazine Article for feature cover story. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 30, 2021 02:53 PM Share Tweet Pin Email A 45-year-old man who delivered pizza for decades tragically died on the job after a porch collapsed at an Indiana home. The Connersville Police Department identified the victim as William Fields, a delivery driver for Pizza King who lived in Connersville, according to a press release on their Facebook. Wanda Reed, an employee at Pizza King, said Fields had worked at the establishment for nearly 30 years and was beloved by customers, CW affiliate WISH-TV reported. "Some of them would ask, 'Who's the driver tonight?' And you would tell them, William — well, we called him Billy,' " she told the outlet. "And they would say, 'Okay, just tell him [to] knock on the door and come on in,' and he would just come on in." 89-Year-Old Pizza Delivery Man Who Went Viral on TikTok Receives Crowdfunded, $12K Tip The fatal incident unfolded on Saturday evening as Fields was delivering a pizza to a home in Connersville, police stated in their press release. Officials said emergency personnel were called to the home around 11:30 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about an injured/unconscious person. When they arrived, they found a "motionless" male, later identified as Fields, who had fallen through what appeared to be a collapsed porch. The man was pinned by heavy debris, police said. The Connersville Fire Department and Fayette County EMS quickly pulled Fields from the debris before performing life-saving measures and transporting him to Reid Health-Connersville hospital, according to the release. Sadly, despite their best efforts, police said Fields was pronounced dead at the hospital. "We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Fields, as well as, the employees of Pizza King during this difficult time," Sgt. Clint Brown with the Connersville Police Department added in a statement. RELATED VIDEO: Father Dies After Being Hit With Rock Thrown Over an Overpass Following the tragedy, Reed told WISH-TV that she had trouble believing what had happened. "When they called me and told me, I said, 'It couldn't be,' " she recalled, adding that she immediately thought of how Fields "has kids, how he was with his kids, how he took care of them." Man Killed in Construction Accident on the Job Days Before Pregnant Wife Welcomes Their Second Child Police said Field's death has been determined accidental and there will be no ongoing criminal investigation. Sgt. Brown is now urging others to learn from this tragedy so that it won't happen again. "You ordered Pizza King, you almost expected William would be the guy to bring it to you," Brown told WISH-TV. "This is a tragic reminder to all of us that we do bear responsibility for our property and we want homeowners to be responsible in that regard, to try to prevent any accidents like that in the future from happening."