Tractor accident severs Loudon County man's arm

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - A Loudon County man's arm was severed Wednesday afternoon when he fell from a tractor that ran over him.

The sheriff's office identified the man as Lance Sharp, 58.

Officers responded to the accident a little after 1:00 p.m. on Wheat Road.

Sharp was apparently bush-hogging on the side of a hill leading down to a creek when he ran under some low branches and fell off the tractor. His arm was severed between his elbow and shoulder.

He was flown to UT Medical Center. 

Sharp already had a prosthetic leg, according to the sheriff's office.