Three people killed as train hits vehicle at rail crossing in South Carolina

Three people killed as train hits vehicle at rail crossing in South Carolina
Cause of crash between Amtrak train and car at rail crossing under investigation

Three people have died and a fourth was seriously injured after a collision between an Amtrak train and a vehicle at a railroad crossing in South Carolina, les autorités disent.

The North Charleston Fire Department said in a statement that the vehicle was found heavily damaged when police arrived at the at the Remount Road railroad crossing at about 2:30am on Saturday.

Three people who had been traveling in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth person was taken to a local hospital.

Il y avait 500 passengers on the train, but no reported injuries, the fire department said.

The Amtrak train was able to make a controlled emergency stop after the collision.

Damage to the train is being assessed by Amtrak representatives.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Agencies contributed to this report

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