UPDATE: Hardeeville man ID’d as victim in fatal train crash
A Hardeeville man died after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a freight train Thursday evening in Hardeeville, according to Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls.
Carl Williams, 65, of Hardeeville, died from trauma suffered in the accident, Sauls said.
Williams died at the scene, Sauls said.
Hardeeville Police Chief Sam Woodward said the collision remains under investigation and his department is reaching out to any witnesses in hopes of learning more about the crash.
Hardeeville Fire Marshal Joey Rowell said around 5:30 p.m. a train heading north near Church Road struck the car.
There were no other reported injuries.
The collision remains under investigation.
In August, a car collided with a train at the railroad tracks near Church Road.
A vacant car was sitting at the intersection of the tracks and road when an Amtrak train heading southbound, carrying 400 passengers, collided with the car, Hardeeville officials said. The car was cut in two and the collision ignited a fire.
The city of Hardeeville said a Beaufort woman was charged with driving under the influence and violation of a beginners permit. No one was injured in the August wreck.