Sad news out of McLean County this week: A young farm worker from South Africa was killed on Monday by something one would normally never consider dangerous -- corn.

Corneilius Johannes Du Plessis was working inside a grain bin on Monday when a cone of corn suddenly collapsed on him. McLean County Coroner Ben Gehring pronounced the 27-year-old dead at the scene.

Du Plessis' body is currently awaiting autopsy.

Our hearts go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.