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Fatal train collision in Chase

This photo shows a freight train reversing down the tracks and was taken on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 100 metres west of the Harper Lake Road turnoff.
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October 29, 2016 - 11:38 AM

CHASE - A 50-year-old man was struck and killed by a train this morning near Chase.

Today, at 7:50 a.m., police responded to a collision between a train and a pedestrian approximately five kilometres west of Chase, Cpl. Scott Linklater says in a release.

Linklater says RCMP, CP Railway police and the Coroner's Service were on scene. 

Investigators say the man was on the tracks when he was hit by a westbound train.

During the investigation and scene examination, rail traffic was stopped for about 3.5 hours.

Police are asking that any witnesses to this incident contact the Chase RCMP Detachment at 250-679-3221. File number: 2016-2644.

Before police confirmed the death, several reports were circulating on social media:

- This story was updated at 11:48 a.m. to include more information from Chase Fire Rescue. 

- This story was updated at 12:25 p.m. to include more information from the Chase RCMP. 

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