Colleton County Fire-Rescue


03/December/2014 – Fatal Train - Pedestrian Accident – “A” Shift

Incident # 14-07064 – An adult male was killed Wednesday morning 03-December after he was struck by a CSX freight train at approximately 04:02 on Public Landing Lane. Witnesses advised the man got out of a pickup truck at the marked crossing and was attempting to touch the passing train when he was struck. The crossing arms and warning lights were functioning properly. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes after being dispatched, but the man was already deceased from multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics also treated a female witness and transported her to Colleton Medical Center for evaluation. She had no injuries, but was distraught. CSX personnel on the train witnessed the accident and the train did stop. The crossing was blocked for several hours while Law Enforcement conducted their investigation. The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office are investigating. This was the second accident at a rail crossing in Colleton County in the last four days.

Engine 13, Medic 13, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Captain John Schneider served as Incident Commander.