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Coroner: Body found on railroad right-of-way in Dorchester Co.

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A dead body has been found on the railroad right-of-way after being struck by a train on August 11, between Jedburg area and Ridgeville, according to Dorchester County Coroner Paul J. Brouthers.
 
The victim has been identified as Daniel Reed Smith, 29, of Summerville. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene August 11, at 8:00 p.m., Brouthers added. It is unclear at this time as to whether Smith died as a result of being struck by the train or was already deceased at the time of being struck, according to the news release. 

An autopsy was conducted Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina, Brouthers said.  

This case remains under investigation by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office. 
 
 


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