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The Christian County Coroner has released information regarding a death investigation. On Monday morning, at 10:44 AM, Christian County 9-1-1 received a call from rural Morrisonville in reference to a male subject trapped in a grain bin. At the time of the call, only the victim’s hand was visible to the caller. 

 

Responders to the scene worked to shovel corn from the bin and eventually a hole was cut in it in order to locate and free the male subject. Emergency personnel from Morrisonville Police, Morrisonville Fire, Morrisonville Ambulance, Taylorville Police, Taylorville Fire, Dunn’s Ambulance, and Christian County Sheriff’s office all responded and assisted at the scene. 

 

The male was pronounced deceased on the scene.

 

Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans has identified the male as 61-year-old David L. Lowis of Taylorville. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Bloomington. The investigation is being handled by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Christian County Coroner’s Office.

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