Homeless Indiana man who jumped from train in Shelby County now in fair condition

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m. (Feb. 18):

Loren Ross, the homeless Indianapolis man who jumped from the train in Shelby County is now listed in fair condition, according to a Miami Valley Hospital spokesperson.


A homeless Indianapolis man hopped aboard an eastbound freight train on Wednesday.

More than 150 miles later in Ohio, the train slowed enough that 34-year-old Loren Ross jumped from the locomotive in the Shelby County village of Pemberton.

He suffered head and arm injuries in that jump, and also severe hypothermia.

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He laid along the tracks screaming for help until a neighbor discovered him about 90 minutes later.

Tonight, Ross is listed in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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