Man charged in train-hopping incident which killed woman

Benjamin Charles Krajewski (Source: Cashbond)
Benjamin Charles Krajewski (Source: Cashbond)

RAVENEL, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have charged a man in connection with the early-November incident in which an Alabama woman died after falling from a train she was illegally riding.

CSX Railroad officials charged 29-year-old Benjamin Charles Krajewski, of Manchester, Connecticut, with breaking and entering onto a train.

The body of 27-year-old Brandy Kahamistos was found on November 9, two miles south of Highway 162 and Highway 17 in Ravenel.

According to the affidavit, Krajewski and Kahamistos illegally boarded a CSX train in South Carolina that was headed to Georgia.  Investigators say Kahamistos fell from the train in Ravenel and was then struck by it.

The affidavit says Krajewski continued on the train until it stopped in Georgia, where he told railroad officials about the incident.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office lists the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the body due to falling off the train.

Krajewski was arrested and his bond was set at $10,000.

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