FAIRFAX, SC — Two pedestrians were killed at a train crossing by a CSX train on Wednesday, April 10, in Fairfax, South carolina, according to Fairfax Police Chief Marvin Williams.
The accident occurred at U.S. Highway 278 and 6th Street in Fairfax. The media reported that one of the pedestrians was in a wheelchair and the other pedestrian was pushing the wheelchair across the tracks at the time of the incident.
Fairfax is located in Allendale County, SC in the southwestern part of the state about 86 miles northwest of Charleston, SC and about 80 miles southwest of Columbia, SC. Fairfax is nearer to the Georgia cities of Augusta and Savannah (64 miles southeast of Augusta, GA and 67 miles north of Savannah, GA)
CSX sent a team of their own investigators from Augusta, Georgia late Wednesday afternnon to try and reconstruct the accident.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Blog post by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and South Carolina railroad injury lawyer who publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.