Illinois man buried in corn, dies inside farm's grain bin

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MORRISONVILLE, Ill. – A central Illinois man has died after becoming buried in corn while working inside a farm’s grain bin. David L. Lowis, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday morning at a farm in rural Morrisonville.

Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans says first responders had to cut a hole in the grain bin to get to Lowis, but he died after being submerged in corn. WCIA-TV reports that an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday on the Taylorville man.

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