4 Killed After Amtrak Train Hits Car in South Carolina

Four people have been killed after a car was hit by an Amtrak train near the South Carolina-Georgia state line.

Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls III said Tuesday morning three adults and a 12-year-old child from Hardeeville in the southeastern part of the state died.

None of the approximately 20 passengers or five crew members on the Amtrak were hurt.

Hardeeville interim city manager Ted Felder says the wreck happened about 9 p.m. Monday when the car tried to get around a crossing arm and beat the train.

Felder says the train pushed the car about a mile down the tracks before it could stop.

The train was headed from Charleston to Savannah, Ga.

The coroner didn't immediately release the names of the victims.