$25,000 offered for info in Lugoff train derailment

LUGOFF – On August 5, 2017 the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to a CSX train derailment in the Highway 601 and Medfield Road area.

After an investigation, police discovered that 12 cars from the 18-car CSX train derailed after a collision with a yellow bulldozer parked on the tracks. Though no injuries were reported, damage to a nearby building and the railroad were reported.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, CSX Police, and Crime Stoppers are searching for the unknown suspect(s) who caused the derailment. CSX Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of responsible parties.

Information can be provided anonymously. If you have information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.