Man dies after cleaning out semi-tanker


A man is dead after an accident with a semi-tanker truck in southwestern Minnesota.

According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, two men – David Syring, 34, and Jamie Hyatt, 34 – were cleaning out a semi tank filled with distiller syrup Thursday.

While they were working, something fell inside the tank and plugged a hole. One of them went in to remove the piece but passed out. The second person went in afterwards and collapsed.

The sheriff's office says someone called 911. When the fire department arrived, they cut an opening into the tanker and pulled the victims out. One was unresponsive.

The men were brought to Granite Falls Hospital and identified.

Syring was treated and released Friday morning. Hyatt died and has been brought to the Midwest Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Next Up

Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.