Driver Unhurt in Accident at Grain Elevator

STAFFORD, Kan. (AP) A truck driver is unhurt but a central Kansas grain elevator is closed for a few days after an accident that left a tractor-trailer buried in corn.

The Pratt Tribune reports the accident happened Wednesday afternoon at the Dillwyn elevator, located along railroad tracks in rural Stafford County.

Manager Paul Eisenhour says the semi hit a loading chute on the side of the elevator. The chute was ripped away, allowing the corn inside the elevator to pour out.

The driver managed to escape from the cab as the grain engulfed his rig.

The Dillwyn elevator is owned by Kanza Coop. It remains closed for cleanup and repairs. Eisenhour expects it to reopen on Monday unless an engineer has to come in to check the structural integrity.