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Kelowna man identified as victim in Spence's Bridge train accident

August 29, 2016 - 4:27 PM

KELOWNA - The B.C. Coroners Service has identifed a Kelowna man killed this weekend by a train in Spence’s Bridge

Regional coroner Larry Marzinzik said in a press release Jonathan Christopher Harris, 40, was walking westbound at about 3:50 a.m. Saturday, August 27 on the the railway tracks through Spence’s Bridge.

A conductor on the Via Rail passenger train, en route from Kamloops to Vancouver saw Harris walking on the tracks.

Marzinzik said the train could not stop in time and Harris could not get off the tracks in time to avoid a collision.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene and the coroners service continues to investigate his death.

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