A northwest Iowa man is dead after an incident at a grain elevator. Shortly before 6 Tuesday morning, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that someone was trapped in a corn storage unit at the Cooperative Elevator Association in Ocheyedan.

The sheriff’s office reports that 37-year-old Corey Wingate of Ocheyedan was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley where he was pronounced dead. It’s not known at this time if Wingate suffocated in the grain or what happened exactly.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says it appears at this time to have been a tragic accident.

By Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon