Railey involved in late New Year’s accident, suspended

Iowa State Mens Basketball freshman center Jordan Railey. From Iowa State Athletic Department.

Iowa State Men’s Basketball freshman center Jordan Railey. From Iowa State Athletic Department.

Chris Cuellar

Iowa State’s freshman center Jordan Railey was reportedly involved in a single vehicle accident at 2:50 a.m. Saturday at 216th and Highway 30, just west of Ogden.

According to the release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the 18-year-old Beaverton, Ore. native was traveling eastbound when:

“[He] reported he fell asleep and struck the median, then lost control and struck a road sign, then rolled his vehicle into a farm field.”

Railey was driving a 2005 Ford Escape and damages were estimated at $15,000. The 6-foot-11 center was taken to Boone County Hospital via ambulance. 

According to an update from Boone County Sheriff Ron Fehr, alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the accident. Railey was tested for inebriation once arriving at the hospital, but tests have not been released and charges have not been filed.

He is physically fine, but has been suspended for Monday’s game for “violation of team rules.” More information about the length of his suspension is expected after the Northern Illinois game.

An investigation is ongoing for the accident. Sgt. Dallas Wingate was the official on the scene, and is off and out of the office.

With the departure of reserve guard DeMarcus Phillips last week, Iowa State was already down to nine available players.

Coach Fred Hoiberg added two walk-on players today, football reserves Austin McBeth and Andrew Mitchell. The two provide more depth a depleted squad.

More information as it comes on iowastatedaily.com.