Coroner rules Summerville train death a suicide
A woman who was hit by a train and killed in Summerville today committed suicide, Dorchester County Chris Nisbet said.
He identified her as Joyce Lillian Brook, 54, of Duggins Lane in Summerville.
A train heading toward Charleston hit her about 12:40 p.m. on the tracks near Cypress Street and Doty Avenue.
An autopsy will be performed Wednesday, but it appears the woman lay down on the tracks and stayed there until a train hit her, killing her instantly, Nesbit said.