Trailer cut in half by train


Truck was turning onto Sonoco Road when hit

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times This is the front part of an 18-wheeler that was cut in half by a train Friday afternoon as it attempted to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway. The driver and a passenger in the cab of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle before its trailer was struck and were not injured. Here the cab and the half of the trailer sit on the Sonoco Road side of the train. The driver of the locomotive was also not injured in the collision.


Charles Warner | The Union Times This is the back part of an 18-wheeler that was cut in half by a train Friday afternoon as it attempted to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway. The driver and a passenger in the cab of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle before its trailer was struck and were not injured. Here the cab and the half of the trailer sit on the Sonoco Road side of the train. The driver of the locomotive was also not injured in the collision.


Charles Warner | The Union Times These road signs marking the intersection of Sonoco Road and SC 18 (Jonesville Highway) in the Bonham Community were knocked down when a train collided with an 18-wheeler at the intersection. The trailer of the 18-wheeler was cut in half but there were no injuries or fatalities. The accident was investigated by the SC Highway Patrol but no charges had been filed as of Monday morning.


BONHAM — An attempt to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway (SC 18) resulted in the trailer on an 18-wheeler being cut in half by a train Friday afternoon.

L/Cpl Gary Miller of the SC Highway Patrol said Monday that the collision took place around 12:20 p.m. approximately 2.5 miles north of the City of Union in the Bonham Community. Miller said that the accident occurred when a 2001 Kenworth Tractor Trailer attempted to turn off SC 18 onto the Sonoco Road. He said that the trailer unable to clear the tracks before being truck by a Norfolk & Southern train.

Miller said that the 18-wheeler was driven by Andrew Leroy Patterson, 46, Browns Summit, NC, who, along with a passenger who was riding in the cab of the truck with him, was able to exit the truck before it was struck by the train. He said the train was driven by James A. Holley, 44, Greenville, SC. Neither Patterson and his passenger nor Holley were injured in the collision.

Several emergency response organizations were dispatched to the scene of the accident including the Jonesville Fire Department, Union County EMS, Union County Rescue Squad, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. DHEC and Union County Emergency Management were also dispatched to the scene after it was discovered that the collision had caused a fuel leak from the train. Sheriff David Taylor said Monday that the emergency responders remained on the scene until sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Miller said Monday that no charges had been filed in connection with the collision at this time.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This is the front part of an 18-wheeler that was cut in half by a train Friday afternoon as it attempted to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway. The driver and a passenger in the cab of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle before its trailer was struck and were not injured. Here the cab and the half of the trailer sit on the Sonoco Road side of the train. The driver of the locomotive was also not injured in the collision.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_IMG_0017collision.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This is the front part of an 18-wheeler that was cut in half by a train Friday afternoon as it attempted to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway. The driver and a passenger in the cab of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle before its trailer was struck and were not injured. Here the cab and the half of the trailer sit on the Sonoco Road side of the train. The driver of the locomotive was also not injured in the collision.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This is the back part of an 18-wheeler that was cut in half by a train Friday afternoon as it attempted to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway. The driver and a passenger in the cab of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle before its trailer was struck and were not injured. Here the cab and the half of the trailer sit on the Sonoco Road side of the train. The driver of the locomotive was also not injured in the collision.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_IMG_0009collison.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This is the back part of an 18-wheeler that was cut in half by a train Friday afternoon as it attempted to turn on to the Sonoco Road from the Jonesville Highway. The driver and a passenger in the cab of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle before its trailer was struck and were not injured. Here the cab and the half of the trailer sit on the Sonoco Road side of the train. The driver of the locomotive was also not injured in the collision.

Charles Warner | The Union Times These road signs marking the intersection of Sonoco Road and SC 18 (Jonesville Highway) in the Bonham Community were knocked down when a train collided with an 18-wheeler at the intersection. The trailer of the 18-wheeler was cut in half but there were no injuries or fatalities. The accident was investigated by the SC Highway Patrol but no charges had been filed as of Monday morning.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_IMG_0014.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times These road signs marking the intersection of Sonoco Road and SC 18 (Jonesville Highway) in the Bonham Community were knocked down when a train collided with an 18-wheeler at the intersection. The trailer of the 18-wheeler was cut in half but there were no injuries or fatalities. The accident was investigated by the SC Highway Patrol but no charges had been filed as of Monday morning.
Truck was turning onto Sonoco Road when hit

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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