Amtrak train kills man who walked around crossing arms
Jul. 25, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 46-year-old man who was fatally hit by an Amtrak passenger train in South Carolina had walked around the warning crossing arms.
Columbia police said in a news release that the man was hit by the train around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
No one on the train was hurt. The train was headed from New York City to Miami.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the man as Kevin Hayes.
Police say they don't know why Hayes ignored the flashing lights, bells and crossing arms.