A man from Summerville that said he wanted to “slap the train” is now dead. Justin Helton of Summerville, 23, was killed after he was sucked into a train and suffered multiple fractures and massive blunt force trauma.
Helton had been drinking at the Ice House Bar and Grill in Summerville, celebrating his birthday, when he got into a few arguments at the bar. According to reports, Helton had too much to drink throughout the night, and went outside after getting upset. After one of the arguments, Helton said he wanted to go “slap the train” that was passing by. Authorities say that was a fatal mistake.
The train conductor did not know about the incident until the train was later stopped for an investigation.