Coroner identifies man killed in Hanahan train accident

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - The coroner's office has identified a man who was killed early Sunday morning after his car was cut in half by an Amtrak train in Hanahan.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says 39-year-old Miguel Zelaya of North Charleston was killed in the accident.

According to the Berkeley County Coroner's Office, a southbound Amtrak train struck a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire sedan at the Mabeline Road crossing in Hanahan at 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told authorities that the sedan was sitting on the tracks when the cross arms came down. Witnesses tried to get the man out of the car, but could not.

The sedan was cut in half with the front part remaining at the crossing and the back of the car stuck on the front of the locomotive. According to the coroner's office, the man appeared to be intoxicated.

The death is being investigated by The Berkeley County Coroner's Office and The Hanahan Police Department.

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