Pilot dead after crop duster crash in Perkins County

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A male pilot is now dead after a crop duster crash in Perkins County over the weekend.

According to the Perkins County Sheriff James Brueggema, he said the office received a call about 12:05 p.m. mountain time on Saturday.

When authorities arrived to the scene, they said a crop duster was found in a corn field near Road 328 and Road 753, about six miles south and half a mile west of Grant.

The pilot was identified as 31-year-old Alex Watson Tuttle of College Grove, Tennessee.

No word yet on what caused the crash, federal agencies are now part of the investigation.

The Grant volunteer fire department, along with the Madrid volunteer fire department also assisted with the crash.

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