March 28, 2016 - 11:46 AM
KAMLOOPS - A collision between a car and a train west of Kamloops this morning has left one person dead.
RCMP say a vehicle drove around active railway crossing gates around 9:20 a.m., March 28, at Pat Road and was hit by a westbound CP train about 13 kilometres east of the city.
The driver and sole occupant of the Hyundai Elantra, a man in his 50s, was killed.
A witness has told police the vehicle stopped in front of the crossing initially, and when the train got close, the driver moved onto the tracks and stopped, according to a RCMP media release.
Kamloops Fire Rescue Platoon Capt. Jeff Bell says his crews responded to the scene after receiving a call from the B.C. Ambulance Service.
Bell says the vehicle had been pushed about 100 meters down the track by the train.
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— This story was updated at 11:13 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2016 to correct CN to CP.
— This story was updated at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2016 to information from Kamloops Fire Rescue.
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