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Sheriff identifies man killed after being trapped in DeWitt grain bin

John Reed of rural DeWitt has been identified as the victim in this incident.

DEWITT, Iowa — According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, a man died after being trapped in a grain bin near DeWitt on the evening of Wednesday, March 15. 

On March 20, the sheriff's office identified him as 67-year-old John Reed of rural DeWitt. 

At 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office and DeWitt Fire Department responded to a report of a man trapped inside a partially filled grain bin at 2073 320th Ave. 

DeWitt Fire and several other crews from neighboring jurisdictions were able to pull Reed out of the grain, however, he died as a result of being trapped inside. 

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Clinton County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Those who assisted at the scene include: 

  • Charlotte Fire Department,
  • Goose Lake Fire Department,
  • Low Moor Fire Department, 
  • Welton Fire Department, 
  • Genesis Ambulance, 
  • Med Force, 
  • Clinton County Communications,
  • Clinton County Medical Examiner's Office. 

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