March 26, 2015 - 12:04 PM
KELOWNA – The man killed on the CP tracks in Malakwa last weekend couldn’t get out of the way of the freight train in time.
Gilles Robert Joseph Thivierge, 61, of Malakwa was in the back seat of a car, which became stuck on the tracks just off Malakwa Road and Summerville-Husted Road around 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 21, according to a media release from the B.C. Coroners Service.
“The three persons in the car got out of the vehicle, but Mr. Thivierge was struck by a 58-car westbound freight train before he could get clear of the tracks,” Barb McLintock with the Coroners Service says in the release. “He was deceased at the scene.”
RCMP said the driver and the other passenger, both women in their late 50s or early 60s, were not badly hurt. They were taken to hospital in Salmon Arm as a precaution, checked over and released.
Both the RCMP and the Coroners Service continue to investigate the death.
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