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Railway crossing accident kills three in South Carolina

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Railway crossing accident kills three in South Carolina

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NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) – Authorities say a collision between an Amtrak train and a vehicle at a crossing in South Carolina has left three people dead.

The North Charleston Fire Department said in a statement the vehicle was found badly damaged when police arrived at the scene early Saturday.

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

There were 500 passengers on the train, but no injuries were reported, the statement said. The Amtrak train was able to make a controlled emergency stop after the collision.

Train damage is assessed by Amtrak representatives.

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