Corn chopper run over teen hunter after falling asleep in field, Michigan cops say

A 14-year-old hunter apparently fell asleep in a Michigan field before he was run over and killed by a corn chopper, police say.

The boy was dropped off in a field in Chandler Township early Saturday so he could hunt, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Once he arrived, police believe he may have fallen asleep.

Later, a 25-year-old man showed up to finish harvesting the field with a large corn chopper. The farm worker had no idea anyone was in the field and ran over the teen with the chopper, according to police.

The man quickly spotted the teen and called police. Emergency workers arrived just before 9 a.m.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Officials have not released his name.

The Huron County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy in the coming days.

Chandler Township is roughly 130 miles north of Detroit.