Union City man dies after falling into manure tanker trailer in Darke County

DARKE COUNTY — A man was killed after falling into a manure tanker Friday morning off State Route 118 near Ansonia.

The victim was identified as Saul Hernandez, 51, of Union City, Indiana.

Medics and firefighters worked free Hernandez after a 911 caller reported the man being down inside a tanked truck.

The incident happened in the 9100 block of State Route 118 around 11:30 a.m.

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When emergency crews got to the scene they found that Hernandez had actually fallen into the tank and had to be pulled out. He was unconscious and once he was pulled out, medics pronounced him dead on the scene.

Ansonia Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, along with Greenville City Fire Department and Versailles Fire.

Detectives from the sheriff’s office are investigating the incident.