Lawmaker: Lawsuit cap needs look after crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawmaker whose district includes more than a dozen of the people hurt in a miniature train crash says he wants to examine a state law that limits how much those constituents could recover to pay for medical bills and other injuries.

Gaffney Republican Representative Dennis Moss said Thursday the cap that limits people involved in the same accident to sharing $600,000 is too low.

Church officials say about 1,000 people attended visitation Wednesday for six-year-old Benji Easler. The boy was killed and 27 others were injured when a train ride derailed on a bridge Saturday at Spartanburg’s Cleveland Park.

Benji’s funeral was scheduled later Thursday at Corinth Baptist Church in Gaffney, where his father is pastor.

The train’s conductor said Wednesday the wreck hurt him emotionally and physically.

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