Lester James McCombs
Lester James McCombs
Age 50    Spartanburg, South Carolina    December 30 2012
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PARTANBURG, S.C. —Spartanburg authorities said a bicyclist has died after trying to cross the tracks in front of a train. Capt. Regina Nowak said it happened just before 6 p.m. on Sunday near the intersection of West Henry and South Forest streets. The Spartanburg County Coroner said 50-year-old Lester James McCombs died during surgery at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. The coroner said McCombs climbed between two rail cars in an attempted to cross the track while carrying his bike. "Apparently, the train had come to a stop when the man first tried to cross," Nowak told WYFF. "But then the train started moving again."

Collision Data

Crash time: between 3 p.m. and 5:59 p.m.

Closest Intersection: West Henry and South Forest streets

Land use: don't know

Road type: Unknown

Where on the road the collision happened: Railroad Crossing

Collision type: Sideswipe

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Train

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was:

Cyclist Data

At crash time cyclist was:

Sources

Source: News Report
Type: TV
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website: http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/spartanburg-cherokee-news/Coroner-Bicyclist-struck-by-train-dies/-/9324158/17951734/-/138gqcr/-/index.html

Legal Status

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