Man killed when storm topples grain bin in western Minnesota

A toppled silo is blamed for death of one person in Kandiyohi County. (FOX 9)

A 63-year-old man died when a grain bin collapsed on him in western Minnesota during Thursday's severe weather. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) says one person was killed when a grain bin fell on top of an occupied car Thursday evening just before 7 p.m. 

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The incident happened on the 17000 block of 45th Street Southeast in Lake Lillian, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded to the address for a report of a missing man in the area where a large grain bin was blown over by the storm.

The man has been identified as 63-year-old Ryan Erickson, of rural Lake Lillian. He was found dead under the collapsed grain bin, the sheriff's office said. 

Storm warnings were in effect for parts of Kandiyohi County over the course of Thursday evening for the storms that brought strong gusts across the state. 

Another man, 49-year-old Michael Allen Fifield, of Benson, Minnesota, died during the storm. He was riding his motorcycle when he lost control and went into a ditch in Swift County.