Coroner Tim Carlton identified the victim as Robert Norman Bisou, 32.
Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Adbullah said Norfolk Southern contacted the sheriff’s office around 4:15 a.m. after the train struck Bisou near Carter Street and Bath Lake Road in Warrenville.
The train was traveling 39 miles per hour when the operator noticed a man sitting on the tracks about 30 yards ahead, a coroner’s office news release said. The train, which was hauling more than 70 cars, was put into emergency mode but was unable to stop.
Deputies met with conductors at Camp Kiwanis and walked the tracks until they discovered the body.
Carlton pronounced Bisou deceased of multiple body trauma at 5:15 a.m. Toxicology results are pending and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
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