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Man who died in Tynan grain elevator collapse identified by family

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Jul 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-05 12:31:44-04

UPDATE (Wednesday - 10:30 a.m.):

The man who died in the collapse of a grain elevator in Tynan was Sergio "Jason" Alberto Alvarez, his sister-in-law confirmed with KRIS 6 News on Wednesday.

His sister-in-law Brandi Villarreal added Alvarez just celebrated his 37th birthday on July 3.

"We are so thankful for all the support of the community and of all the law enforcement and workers that came out," Villarreal said in a statement to KRIS 6 News.

UPDATE: Tuesday - 9:15 p.m.

The Bee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one person has died as a result of the collapse of the grain elevator.


Emergency crews are at the scene of a grain elevator collapse in Tynan in Bee County Tuesday evening.

Bee County Sheriff's office reports that two grain elevators have collapsed and that several people were trapped inside.

As of 6:40 p.m., two individuals have been rescued from the collapse and sent to area hospitals.

Personnel on the scene are still searching for another, believed to still be trapped under the debris.

The collapse happened on Highway 359 between Mathis and Skidmore.

KRIS 6 News has learned that crews from multiple counties have responded to the scene as well as Halo-Flight.

Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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