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County agrees to settlement in deadly 2008 train crash

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Nichole and Derald Hill, Sr. Nichole and Derald Hill, Sr.
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.

The county is paying $150,000 to the estate of Derald Hill, Sr. and his wife, Nichole.

The couple was killed when an SUV they were passengers in was crushed by a train at a crossing near Blythewood in august 2008. Two others in the vehicle survived.

Lawyers for the Hill family say the crossing was dangerous and in need of improvements.

Richland County did not admit fault in the settlement.

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