Man Killed in Crash with Train

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


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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  • by Engineer Location: Florence on Oct 12, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    PLEASE!PLEASE! DO NOT RUN RAILROAD GATES! We don't want to see you in front of us! It is a memory we don't want! We cannot stop in time! It is not worth the 15 seconds it takes us to pass. My heart and prayers go out to the family for their loss. It is the saddest day of their lives due to a bad decision. Do not blame the Engineer. Trust me, he is hurting also. It is a vision that never will leave his mind.
  • by Parker Location: Jacksonville,FL on Oct 9, 2010 at 07:48 PM
    Mr. Skaff is the brother of our family friend. Please be praying for the Skaff family as they go through a challenging time.
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