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Man Dies In Champaign County Grain Bin


A 55-year-old man died after an accident in a central Illinois grain bin.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Roy L. McCarty died Wednesday afternoon when he was buried beneath corn in a sweltering Sidney grain bin. Temperatures inside the bin were about 120 degrees.

Firefighters say the Sidney man was working at Premier Cooperative when the accident took place.

An autopsy is expected Thursday.

Authorities say the accident is under investigation.