Nashville child recovering after losing foot to train strike - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Nashville child recovering after losing foot to train strike

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Residents react to missing machete man

    Residents react to missing machete man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:07:17 GMT
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. 
    Police are still searching for a possibly armed suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Wegener in Oregon and Ripley counties in Missouri, along with Randolph county in Arkansas. Wegener stole an Oregon County Sheriff Department deputy's truck Sunday night and drove it into the Eleven Point River.
  • Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use

    Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:17:20 GMT
    Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri's energy consumption.
    Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri's energy consumption.
  • Arch project hurting some businesses

    Arch project hurting some businesses

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:15:18 GMT
    Sales for some business in the Laclede's Landing area of the St. Louis riverfront are down - way down - and merchants are blaming construction.
    Sales for some business in the Laclede's Landing area of the St. Louis riverfront are down - way down - and merchants are blaming construction.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Nashville boy is still recovering in the hospital after he was nearly killed by a train Sunday when his foot got stuck while walking on the tracks.

Police say 11-year-old Kevon Mayberry was hit around 8 p.m. Sunday while walking down the train tracks with three friends at 16th Avenue North.

The child said he saw a train coming but thought he had enough time to cross the tracks. While crossing the tracks, his foot got stuck and the train struck his ankle.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where his foot was amputated.

The boy's family said more than 50 people have visited Kevon in the hospital, including friends, classmates and football teammates. It's difficult to cope with losing a foot at age 11, but is stepdad says he is in much better spirits now.

On April 30, police said a 13-year-old boy was critically hurt after being struck by a freight train near Spence Lane and Lebanon Pike.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.