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Coroner releases name of victim involved in fatal Lowcountry train collision

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HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) -

According to the Jasper County Coroner, Carl Williams, 65, died in a train versus car accident at 6 p.m. Thursday in Hardeeville. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a CSX train was traveling northbound when it collided with the car at the railroad crossing. Hardeeville Police and the fire department immediately responded, as well as the Jasper County Coroner.

Officials do not believe the weather was a factor.

"We don't know exactly what happened or what contributed to this, but making sure you're vigilant, looking both ways, making sure you're listening and looking to make sure nothing is coming," said Joey Rowell, Hardeeville Fire Marshall. 

No one on board the train suffered any injuries. Church Road was closed for over an hour after the incident as the crash damaged the train gates. 

The road is now clear and back open. 

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