By Kristen McConnaughey. From Siouxland Matters. Originally posted: September 23, 2014. Original Source.


Near Truesdale, IA (ABC9 News) A Storm Lake teen died in a farming accident near Truesdale on Monday.According to the Buena Vista Sheriff’s Office, a call came in saying a 16-year-old boy was injured by a piece of harvest equipment just after 5 p.m. on Monday.
When crews arrived at the scene, they found Connor Weiland of Storm Lake entangled in a piece of farm machinery. Authorities say Weiland was attempting to clear a piece of farm machinery that had been plugged while harvesting corn, when he lost his footing and became entangled in the machine.

Weiland was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office and the Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office is continuing to investigate this accident.