Man falls to death from Spartanburg County bridge

DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) — Spartanburg County authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently fell from a bridge over Interstate 85.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the man was pronounced dead Sunday evening at the scene in the emergency lane of I-85 near the state Highway 290 bridge near Duncan.

Clevenger said a witness reported seeing the man fall from the bridge. The coroner said passing motorists stopped to check on the man, and it did not appear he was struck by a vehicle.

The man's name has not been released.

The coroner's office and Duncan police are investigating.

Man's body found by railroad tracks in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a man whose body was found beside railroad tracks in Spartanburg.

The Spartanburg County coroner's office said the body was found by a passing train crew near some CSX tracks around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Coroner's investigator Dwayne Corn said officials hope to identify the body using fingerprints.

Corn said there was no immediate indication of foul play. An autopsy was planned Monday.

Heat advisory posted for parts of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern South Carolina.

The weather service says the warning about excessive heat will be in effect Monday from midday until early evening.

Forecasters say heat index values as high as 110 degrees are possible because of temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and high humidity.

The advisory is in effect in Allendale, Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg counties. Aiken County is not included in the advisory but temperatures are expected to reach the mid- to high 90s today.

Forecasters warn the combination of heat and humidity could lead to heat illnesses unless proper precautions are taken. People who must be outside should drink plenty of fluids, wear light-weight clothes and stay out of direct sunlight if possible.

It's best to do strenuous outdoor activities in the early morning or evening.