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Coroner identifies man killed in train accident in Dorchester County

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 10:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT
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ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office says a 52-year-old man died Wednesday when was struck by a train while crossing railroad tracks in his wheelchair.

Ron Christopher Cobbs, of St. George, was struck by a train at the Sears Street Crossing at approximately 6 p.m., Coroner Paul Brouthers said.

Cobbs died at the scene and his body is scheduled to undergo an autopsy Monday morning, Brouthers said.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Nick Pye said Cobbs was struck on U.S. 15 by a westbound Norfolk Southern train.

The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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