Pedestrian hit, killed by train in South Carolina

Pedestrian hit, killed by train in South Carolina

A pedestrian was tragically struck and killed by a train in South Carolina on Tuesday, according to local authorities.

The incident occurred at a railroad crossing near the town of Clover, when the individual was struck by an Amtrak passenger train.

In a statement issued by the York County Coroner’s Office, it was confirmed that the deceased was a 64-year-old man from the local area who had been crossing the tracks when the collision occurred.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the incident happened at approximately 11:00 a.m. and that the train had been travelling at a speed of 55 mph when the pedestrian was struck.

The Amtrak train was travelling from New York City to Miami when the accident occurred. No other injuries have been reported.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, however, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has stated that the railroad crossing was in full compliance with state requirements.

The York County Coroner’s Office has reported that the deceased will be identified pending the notification of his family.

This is the second fatal train accident in South Carolina in the past two weeks. Last week, a man was hit and killed by a freight train in the nearby town of Rock Hill.

Tuesday’s incident is yet another sobering reminder of the dangers posed by railroad crossings and the importance of exercising extreme caution when travelling near them.