Pedestrian killed in deadly collision with train

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Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 2:33 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department says a man was killed overnight while walking on train tracks.

CPD’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating an incident that happened near Erie St. and I-126. A 64-year-old man was reportedly seen walking on the tracks with his back to the train while carrying a bicycle.

Investigators said the train conductor reported sounding an alarm and activating the brakes before impact.

CPD is advising the public to follow railroad safety tips. These include:

  • Do not try and outrun an approaching train
  • Do not drive or walk around lowered crossing gates
  • Do not jump or step on a stopped train to reach the other side
  • Only cross tracks at designated public areas
  • Pay attention to flashing lights or other notifications for an approaching train

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