SCHP: Pedestrian dead after attempting to cross train tracks in Dorchester County

Dorchester County News

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A pedestrian traveling in an electric wheelchair was struck by a train Wednesday evening in Dorchester County.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. near the intersection of US 15 and Northwest Railroad Avenue.

Trooper Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a Norfolk Southern train struck a pedestrian as they attempted to cross the tracks in their wheelchair.

The pedestrian died at the scene. Information about the pedestrian has not been released.

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