Employee found dead in Bluffton

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BLUFFTON, Ind. (WOWO): A person died in an incident at the Valero Renewable Fuels plant in Bluffton Wednesday morning.

Bluffton Police Department Chief Kyle Randall reports that police received multiple calls from workers at the plant around 10 a.m. saying an employee was missing.

The missing person was found dead after being trapped in a piece of equipment.

The Wells County Coroner later identified the victim as Ryan West, 42, of Bainbridge, Ohio.

West’s cause and manner of death have not yet been released.

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