SC officials say child killed in train ride crash
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:30:55 GMT —
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Spartanburg officials say a miniature train was in its first day of operation for the season when it overturned, killing a 6-year-old boy and sending dozens of children and parents to the hospital.
Hospital spokeswoman Connie LeGrand said Sunday that all seven patients treated at Mary Black in Spartanburg had been released. Chad Lawson says four of 19 patients treated at Spartanburg Regional remained at the hospital.
The website for Corinth Baptist Church in Gaffney says its Pastor Dwight Easler remained in the hospital along with his pregnant wife, Tabitha. Their son Benji died in the crash and their other sons were injured.
Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt says the ride at the county-owned park was inspected by state officials Wednesday and had several test runs before Saturday's crash.