Grain Bin Fatality

By: News Release
Sep 26th, 2017

On September 25, 2017 at 1:40pm, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call of a subject trapped in a grain bin at 18081 Dove Ave, Rural Luana. Deputies along with Luana, Saint Olaf, Farmersburg and Postville Fire Departments, as well as the Postville Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. Rescue crews worked for approximately  1 hour locate and free the victim from the grain bin. 88 year old Duane Walter of McGregor was transported to Central Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation determined that Walter entered the grain bin to break up some corn when he became completely submerged in the corn.