One dead after accident involving train, car in Colleton County

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — One person is dead following an accident involving a train and car in Colleton County.

Troopers say the incident happened on Weiss Lane in Green Pond on October 20 at 9:20 a.m.

The Amtrak Train was traveling north on the track at the time of the crash, according to Cpl. Matt Southern.
The driver of a Ford Crown Victoria was traveling east on Weiss Lane and approached the crossing and was struck by the train, Southern added.

The victim was not wearing a seat belt and received fatal injuries on scene.

Colleton County Fire – Rescue, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

No one on the Amtrak Train was injured, according to officials.

We are working to learn the identity of the person killed from the Colleton County Coroner’s Office.

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