Riceland employee says he tripped and was hit by railcar

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man is in a Memphis hospital after beingrun over by a railcar at Riceland Foods.

According to theJonesboro police report, Riceland employee Kenneth Ivy, 27, called 911 and said he had been hit. Police responded around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Officer Rogan Ross saidhe searched for Ivy on foot. Ivy told dispatchers he could see an officer and calledout to him. Ross found Ivy after hearing his calls for help.

Ross said Ivy was lying underneatha railcar that was by itself on the track.

Ivy had "very significantinjury" to his lower body where two wheels of the railcar had run over him,Ross said.

Ross and medicalpersonnel then pulled Ivy from the track before the railcar was pushed forwardby two more cars.

Ivy told Ross he trippedand fell before being run over.

Sgt. Doug Formon said Ivy was taken to St. Bernards in "criticalcondition”. He was then flown to aMemphis hospital for further treatment. 

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