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Greenfield man dead after grain wagon accident

GREENFIELD – Edward Charles Carl, 57, of Greenfield was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after an accident involving a grain cart southeast of Greenfield.

According to an Adair County Sheriff report, deputies were dispatched at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday for a report that a wagon full of corn had rolled over and came to rest on top of a subject in the 2400 block of 270th Street.

Deputies found Carl underneath the wagon upon arrival.

According to the Adair County Sheriff report, it was determined that Carl and two others were off-loading a wagon of corn onto a grain cart via a grain vacuum while on a hillside. Deputies believe the weight transfer of the grain during the off-loading process coupled with the unstable ground contributed to the wagon rolling onto its side.

Carl was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, where an autopsy will be performed.

Adair County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Adair County Ambulance, Greenfield Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol and the assistant Adair County Medical Examiner during the investigation.

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