Victims of Amtrak train crash in North Charleston identified

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UPDATE: OCTOBER 31, 2021 | 3:13 PM – The Charleston County Coroner releases the names of the three deceased from Saturday’s train crash.

Tiasia Newton, 22, of Syracuse, New York, Danielle Branton, 29, and Reshana Lambright, 32, both of North Charleston are identified as the victims of the crash.

City officials say the victims all died on scene as a result of blunt force trauma.

An investigation is ongoing by the North Charleston Police Department.


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Three people are dead and one is in the hospital after an Amtrak passenger train crashed into a car on the Remount Road railroad crossing at around 2:30 Saturday morning.

When first responders arrived on scene, crews reported a vehicle off the roadway with heavy
damage and a stopped Amtrak train at the Remount Road railroad crossing. Four people were found in the area of the damaged vehicle.

First responders quickly performed medical assessments to determine their injuries. Three people were pronounced dead on the scene and one person was treated by firefighters and transported to a hospital.

According to the North Charleston Fire Department, all four people were believed to be in the vehicle
on the railroad crossing when the collision occurred.

No injuries have been reported of the 500 passengers aboard the train

North Charleston Police Department, North Charleston Fire Department, and Charleston County EMS responded to the call.

North Charleston Police Department and CSX are investigating the cause of the accident. The Remount Road railroad crossing will be blocked while the investigation is
in progress.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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