HARLEM, Ga. (WJBF) – Breaking news out of the city of Harlem tonight.
A pedestrian has been hit by a train there. The police department says an investigation is underway.
Columbia Count Sheriff’s Office says, “We are assisting Harlem PD with traffic control for a female that was walking on the CSX train tracks when she was struck by the train. The accident occurred in the area of N. Hicks St. West of Barrett Street. Coroner is enroute. Harlem PD is working the incident.”
All railroad crossings in the city are back open.
According to CSX Corporation, “At approximately 4:01 PM today, a CSX train struck a person on the tracks near Sawdust Road in Harlem, Georgia. Columbia County responded to the scene and reported the person was fatally injured in the incident. CSX extends its deepest sympathies to everyone impacted by this tragic incident, and we appreciate the public’s patience as we work on scene to support local law enforcement as they investigate.”