Man Killed in Crash with Train

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COWARD, S.C. (AP)

A Florida man has been killed after his pickup truck collided with an Amtrak train in South Carolina.

No one on the train was injured.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews told The Florence Morning
News that Dennis C. Skaff of Jacksonville died Saturday morning.

Matthews says Skaff was on his way to go hunting when the crash
occur about 5:40 a.m.

Highway Patrol Cpl. Paul Brouthers says Skaff attempted to drive
around railroad crossing gates at U.S. Highway 52 in Coward and was
hit by the train.

Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm says there was a 2.5 hour delay
while the crash was investigated and the train was able to continue
to its run from New York to Miami.


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