Man hit and killed by train was deaf, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the man who died after being struck by a train near the intersection of Chapel Road and Lois Lane in West Columbia, Thursday. The incident occurred around 9 a.m.

Kenneth W. Zeigler, 59, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. According to the coroner, Zeigler was walking on the railroad track when a train approached from behind him. The train issued auditory warning to alert him; but, Zeigler who had been deaf since birth, did not react.

The incident is under investigation by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

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