Wichita man identified as victim of grain truck accident

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Authorities say a Wichita man has died after he got trapped in a grain truck near Mulvane. 

Sedgwick County investigators identified the man as 39-year-old Tim J. Hunt.

Crews responded at around 12:15 p.m. Friday to the report of a man not breathing at a farm in the area of 111th Street South and Hillside. Capt. Brad Hoch with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said employees were moving grain from one tractor-trailer when the incident happened. 

"One of the employees was actually down inside one of the tractor-trailers, and he was moving the grain by use a, what they call, a grain vacuum...," Hoch said. "For some reason he became trapped in that grain."

Hunt died at the scene.   

Hoch said investigators are working to determine exactly what happened. 

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