Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm - 300 Pettigru St., Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601

Man Hit and Killed by a Train

On Thursday morning, July 7, a man was hit and killed by a train.

According to Greer Police, the accident happened between East Poinsett Street and Trade Street, at 8.40 p.m. when a Norfolk Southern train collided with 65 year old David Allen Deane, known as “Elvis”.

The police went on to say that Dean stepped in front of the train and was pronounced dead at the scene. The engineer said that he blew the horn when he saw him, but to no avail. It is not known whether Deane was wearing a headset at the time.

This is not the first time that people have walked on the railroad track in this area as the railroad police have there several times and issued citations to people walking on the track. In addition, pedestrians are often seen walking along the tracks between adjoining neighborhoods and downtown.

The investigation is ongoing but at this time there is no evidence that the train was speeding.

Police reminded residents that if they wish to cross the tracks they should cross at the special crossings, where there are gates and warnings.

If you have been injured in a South Carolina accident, our Spartanburg accident attorney can help you collect full and fair compensation. Please, call the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm today at (864) 280-7660 or contact us online so we can schedule your free initial consultation. If you choose to move forward and we agree to handle your case, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you get paid.