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The Victim’s Mother Believes South Carolina Crossing Gates Were Faulty in Fatal Amtrak Train Accident

November 15, 2021

According to an online news article published on, the mother of a victim who was tragically struck and killed by an Amtrak train in South Carolina believes that the crossing gates were faulty.*

The mother of the victim stated that she did not want her daughter’s tragic death to be in vain and she will work to create greater railway safety.

The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was one of three people who were tragically killed in an Amtrak train collision with an SUV in North Charleston, South Carolina.  The victim's mother did not explain why she felt the railway crossing gates were faulty at the time of the crash.  

The fatal train collision investigation is ongoing, and law enforcement officials have not provided many details about the accident.  

Three passengers inside the SUV were killed due to blunt force trauma.  The crash occurred at around 2:30 in the morning.  The SUV was so damaged that the on-scene firefighters initially could not identify the vehicle. 

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