Fayette County Farmer's Death Due to Grain Bin Accident


Published on May 11 2020 7:50 am
Last Updated on May 11 2020 7:50 am
Written by Greg Sapp

We had reported the death of a Vandalia farmer in Friday's news.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office said the Thursday evening death was due to a grain bin accident.

The victim was identified as 70-year-old Leon P. Matzker, whose farm is located southwest of Ramsey.

The coroner's office reported that Matzker entered the grain bin while he and others were transferring corn from the bin to a semi. It's suspected Matzker lost his footing inside the bin and fell into the corn.