CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two people have been killed after the pickup truck they were occupying was hit by a passenger train Monday morning, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the SCHP, said the accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. at the railroad crossing on East Market Street in Cheraw.
An Amtrak train reportedly collided with a 1994 pickup truck. Both occupants were killed.
Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser has identified the victims as 52-year-old Glenn Locklear and 56-year-old Barny Driggers, both of Cheraw. Kiser said they died as a result of trauma from the accident.
Collins said the intersection has a stop sign but no crossing guards. Further details surrounding the accident remain unknown at this time and remains under investigation by the SCHP.
There were passengers on board the train at the time of the accident and are said to still be on scene around noon Monday.
Christina Leeds with Amtrak said the train was running from Miami to New York and left Miami Sunday. It was scheduled to arrive in New York Monday afternoon.
At the time of the accident, there were 244 passengers on board, none of which were injured. Leeds said passengers will remain on the train and will continue to their destinations once the train is released from the accident site.