Lynnville Teen Dies in Farm Accident

LYNNVILLE – Members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and emergency services have recovered the body of a 19-year old Lynnville man following a farm accident Friday. In a press release from the sheriff’s office, Benjamin Raymond Van Wyk was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of a farming accident.

            According to the release, on Friday, Aug. 2, at approximately 8 a.m., members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 1466 100th Street, in rural Lynnville (Mahaska County), regarding a farm accident. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a subject had become entangled in a sweep auger, located inside a grain bin.

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