Troopers: Driver killed after train hits car

Troopers: Driver killed after train hits car

KINGSTREE, SC (WCSC) - Troopers say a driver who attempted to drive around cross arms at a train crossing died when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming train.

The crash happened at approximately 12:46 a.m. Tuesday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.

The driver of a Ford Focus was traveling east on Eastland Avenue near Highway 52 when the driver attempted to drive around crossing arms which were down to indicate a train was approaching, Collins said.

While attempting to drive around the arms, the driver's car was struck by an Amtrak train, killing the motorist, Collins said.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

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