Police Investigate Grain Bin Death


Sidney – A man is dead after getting trapped in a grain bin Wednesday.


According to the Champaign County Coroner, 55-year-old Roy McCarty was working inside a grain bin at the Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator, when he became buried "under a large amount of corn."

Firefighters from the Urbana Fire Department arrived at 301 S. David Street around 11:30 a.m. Sidney fire crews were first on-scene.

McCarty was pronounced dead at 2:38 p.m.

Roger Miller, the company's General Manager described McCarty as a "caring... very good individual." He was joined by many family and loved ones at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.  Police continue to investigate what exactly happened.

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