Winnsboro Man Struck, Killed by Train

A 32-year-old Winnsboro man was killed Memorial Day evening after being struck by a CSX freight train near the intersection of Highway 321 Business and 321 Bypass.

According to Barkley Ramsey, Fairfield County Coroner, Abilio Antonio Pineda, of 970 Golf Course Road in Winnsboro, was struck and killed by the train just before 6 p.m. Monday on a stretch of tracks located behind Boone’s Barn. Ramsey said that as the train rounded a curve near the incident location, the engineer spotted Pineda lying on the tracks and sounded the horn several times. Pineda, however, remained motionless and the train could not stop in time to avoid hitting him.

While results of an autopsy were still pending at press time, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said they suspect alcohol may have been a factor in Pineda’s death. There was nothing, they said, to indicate foul play.

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