Pedestrian killed by train Saturday is 4th in 4 years in Greer

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Sunday, September 3, 2017

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Pedestrian killed by train Saturday is 4th in 4 years in Greer
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office has identified a pedestrian who was killed at a railroad crossing Saturday morning in Greer.

Tina Yvonne Robinson, 60, of Greer was struck and killed by a train at the intersection of North Line Street and East Poinsett Street about 6:30 a.m., according to coroner Rusty Clevenger. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s the fourth person killed on Greer railroad tracks in four years – three pedestrians in downtown and all by Norfolk Southern trains.

An external investigation and toxicology testing will be performed to determine the cause of Robinson’s death.

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office, the Greer Police Department, Norfolk Southern Railroad and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.

Other deaths recorded in Greer

• July 7, 2016, David Allen Deane, 65, known by the locals as "Elvis", was killed in July 2016, when a Norfolk Southern train collided with him. His body was found between the tracks behind the former freight Depot.

• ‘Sept. 7, 2014, James Martin Bruton, 49, was killed when he was hit by a Norfolk Southern locomotive between Moore and Poinsett Street.

• Nov. 1 2013, Daniel Martin Sauvola, 28, was killed when he was hit by a train near Bobo Street.









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