HAZELTON TWP. — A township farmer died after getting trapped under a pile of soybeans in a silo accident Saturday.
Roy Wayne Potter, 65, was attempting to fix a mechanical problem during an operation to offload soybeans from a silo at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on his farm on North Reed Road. The soybeans, which were hung up by the mechanical glitch, suddenly broke loose and buried Potter, said Det. Lt. David Kirk of the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office.