A farming accident claimed the life a man in rural Mahaska County Friday morning.
According to authorities, 19 year-old Benjamin Van Wyck of Lynnville became entangled in a sweep auger, located in a grain bin. Van Wyck was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny where an autopsy will be performed. The investigation in this case is ongoing.