Two town employees killed after Amtrak train hits truck in SC

CHERAW, SC (WBTV) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after two town employees were killed when their work truck was hit by a train in Chesterfield County early Monday morning.

According to the Chesterfield County Coroner's Office, 57-year-old Barney Driggers and 52-year-old Glenn Locklear were killed when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a Public Works truck just after 7:45 a.m.

Troopers say the collision happened near the intersection of Front Street and East Market Street, within the city limits of Cheraw.

According to Corporal Collins with SCHP, Driggers and Locklear were traveling along East Market Street in a town work truck with a trailer attached, when the truck was hit by the northbound Amtrak train.

Trooper Collins says there are no railroad crossing arms at the intersection, only a stop sign along East Market Street.

According to Town Administrator Mike Smith, Driggers and Locklear have been with Cheraw's Public Works Department for about five years.

Reconstruction teams are investigating the crash but results could take several weeks to be released.

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