South Carolina man, dog hit and killed by train

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CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – A Gaffney man and his dog died Tuesday morning when they were hit by a freight train.

According to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office, 43-year-old Andy Junior Coyle was attempting to rescue his dog from the oncoming train when they were both hit.

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The coroner said the dog was sitting in the middle of the track near River Drive around 11:45am.

The Norfolk Southern train was headed northbound from Atlanta, Georgia to Rutherford, Pennsylvania with three engines and 34 cars.

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