Gilman man dies in farm accident

Gilman man dies in farm accident

URBANA — A Gilman man has died of injuries he received in a farm accident Tuesday.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Vaughn Borchers, 47, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday.

He died of traumatic injuries he received from being pulled into the corn head of his combine while working on it in a farm field in Iroquois County. Northrup said Mr. Borchers' son was present when it happened.

He was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka but immediately transferred via helicopter to Carle.

Northrup said no autopsy would be performed.

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