- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck by an Amtrak train passing through South Carolina on Easter morning.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury says 44-year-old Harold Stewart, Jr. of Goose Creek was struck about 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Goose Creek about 20 miles north of Charleston.

Salisbury says Stewart was on a sidewalk that crosses the tracks at a highway grade crossing. Witnesses said crossing gates were down and warning lights were flashing.

Salisbury says he wants to see video footage from the train to better determine what happened.

Amtrak said the train, the Palmetto, was en route from Savannah, Georgia, to New York City and had 102 passengers. There were no injuries on the train, which continued on its way after about an hour delay.


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