Ames, Iowa Police release name of man hit by train

(AMES, Iowa)   A Mason City man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries at a Des Moines hospital, after being struck by a train over the weekend.

Ames Police officers were called to the South Duff Avenue railroad crossing at 8 p.m. Saturday night, after a report of a man hit by a train.   Officers arrived and found 54-yeara old Joe Anthony Zavala on the south side of the trailroad tracks.  

Zavala was transported to the Ames Airport by Mary Greeley Medical Center and transferred to Life Flight, and flown to a Des Moines Hospital.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to contact the Ames PoliceDepartment at 239-5133 or the anonymous tip line, 239-5533. 

You may also contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. Online anonymous tips may be submitted to or text a tip, Text “PCCS” plus your message to 274637(CRIMES).Questions regarding this press release may be directed to Commander Geoff Huff,

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