fatal accidentUPDATE: HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (4/16/17) — Authorities in Henderson County have released information regarding a fatal accident that took place at Tyson Foods.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reported Glen L. Hawkins, 59 of Hanson, suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by a tractor-trailer Saturday morning.

Hawkins was walking into work at the food plant, when the accident occurred.

Tyson Foods corporate headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, released a statement following the incident..

"We’re deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the loss of one of our team members," Spokesman Worth Sparkman wrote. "We’re working with law enforcement to investigate what happened."

Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2



HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (4/15/17) — A Tyson Foods worker was fatally injured in an accident early this morning.

According to a Henderson County Sheriff’s Office report released today, a tractor-trailer driver struck the pedestrian in the parking lot.

The name of the victim has not been released, pending family notification.

Preliminary investigation reveals the driver of the semi, Dwight Sharber, 60 of Slaughters, accidentally struck the employee, who was reporting to work.

The investigation is ongoing.

Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2

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