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2 SC men indicted for allegedly causing train wreck, faking injuries

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COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - Two Fairfax men were arrested after investigators say they caused a train wreck and faked injuries.

James Duvall Love, 33, and Deon Dovell Roberts, 34, were indicted for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, causing a train wreck, and unlawful interference with a train operator, said US Attorney Bill Nettles.

The Indictment alleges that on the early morning hours of September 6, 2013, the two men parked a car in the path of an oncoming Amtrak train, got out of the car prior to the collision, and then returned to the car after the collision, feigning injury, all for the purpose of submitting bogus claims for personal injuries and other losses.

Love, a convicted felon, was also charged in a separate Indictment with unlawful possession of a shotgun and live shells.

Several agencies, including special agents with the FBI, investigated the case.

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