Deadly train accident shuts down intersection in Florence County

Fatal train accident Howe Springs Road in Florence County/Tonya Brown

Two men walking along the railroad crossing at Howe Springs and Bannockburn roads in Florence County have died after being hit by a train, according to Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken.

The 22


and 28




old men were hit from behind just before 6 pm Thursday evening, according to Amtrak officials.

Lutcken says the men appear to have been struck from behind.

Officials say the Amtrak train was traveling from New York to Savannah.

About 133 people were on the trai

n. They wer

e not injured.

The railroad crossing was shut down while emergency crews were on the scene, but has since reopened.

The victims both lived in Florence and their names will be released Friday morning.

The accident is under investigation by CSX, Florence County Coroner's Office and the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

The incident is under investigation.