Michigan hunter, 14, dies after being run over by corn harvester: reports – Fox News

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A Michigan deer hunter, 14, died on Saturday after he apparently fell asleep in a cornfield and was run over by a corn harvester, according to reports.

Emergency responders were called to a field in Chandler Township — located about 240 miles northwest of Detroit — just before 9 a.m. A farm worker found the teenager after driving over him, a news release by the Huron County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities said the 14-year-old, of Elkton, had been dropped off in the field so he could hunt deer. The machine operator, a 25-year-old from Pigeon, was harvesting the field with a large Krone corn chopper, according to the Huron Daily Tribune.

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File photo of a cornfield in South Dakota. (Not the cornfield where the boy was killed on Saturday.)

File photo of a cornfield in South Dakota. (Not the cornfield where the boy was killed on Saturday.) (AP Photo/Aberdeen American News, John Davis, File)

“Unaware anyone was in it [the field], the hunter was accidentally driven over and found by the chopper operator a very short while later,” the paper reported.

Investigators said they believed the boy may have fallen asleep upon arriving at the field. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The Huron County Medical Examiner’s Office has ordered an autopsy.

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The teenager’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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