UPDATE: Man Hit by Train in South Beloit

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 07/02 2014 09:01AM

Updated 07/02 2014 02:09PM

UPDATE (12:36pm): Canadian Pacific tells Eyewitness News the victim is actually one of their employees.  He was hurt during what sources call a normal routine procedure.  He was moving rail cars.

SOUTH BELOIT -- A medical helicopter has rushed a man from the scene where apparently his leg was severed after being run over by a train.

Robert Ciarpaglini shot the video you see here, and says it happened on the tracks behind the Viking Bowling Center at 201 Oak Grove Ave.  His says the tracks next to the Rock River in South Beloit are a place where homeless sometimes gather, although the identity of the victim or whether he is indeed homeless has not yet been released.

More details as they become available.

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