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Former Garden City Community College football player Brett Spresser died Tuesday morning in a grain elevator accident at the United Plains Ag Co-op in Weskan.

Wallace County Sheriff Larry Townsend said Spresser, 21, was working at the Co-op when he stepped through a hole in the top of the elevator and fell 50 to 60 feet into the bin filled about halfway with grain.

The accident happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Mountain time. Wallace County Fire Department and EMTs, along with the elevator rescue teams from United Plains Ag, Greeley County and Wichita County were there to aid in the emergency efforts.

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