Man dies Thursday when grain bin blown on him by storms northeast of Blomkest, Minnesota
Emergency responders discovered a deceased man under a collapsed grain bin just before 7 p.m. Thursday in Kandiyohi County.
Editor's note: Authorities have now released the name of the man who was killed: Ryan Leif Erickson, 63. The updated story can be read here .
LAKE LILLIAN — A man was killed when Thursday’s storms blew a large grain bin on him.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office reported that the deceased man was found under a collapsed grain bin in the 17000 block of 45th Street Southeast, Lake Lillian, at approximately 6:59 p.m. Thursday.
The identity of the victim will be released after family have been notified, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The fatality was first reported Thursday night by the National Weather Service.
The Sheriff’s Office and other emergency personnel responded to the scene northeast of Blomkest after receiving a report of a missing adult male in the area where a large grain bin had just been blown over by the storms. Emergency responders searching the area discovered the deceased man under the debris.
The body was later transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Blomkest Fire Department, Lake Lillian Ambulance, Willmar Fire Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Kandiyohi County Emergency Management and the Atwater Police Department.