Kamloops man struck and killed by train

A Kamloops man died Monday after being struck by a train. It is believed the man was intoxicated and passed out on the tracks.

  • Aug. 7, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Staff writer – Kamloops This Week

A 44-year-old Kamloops man is dead after being run over by a train near Lorne Street in Kamloops on Aug. 6, according to police.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Fran Bethell said the incident took place at about 11:30 a.m. on the Canadian Pacific tracks in downtown Kamloops. Investigators believe the man was highly intoxicated, and had passed out on the tracks.

“The wife of the deceased was with him when the accident occurred,” Bethell said, describing the woman as “distraught.”

She is receiving attention from RCMP Victims’ Services.

According to Bethell, the fatality also caused CP employees in the area to be “saddened.”

“This tragic incident is a reminder to everyone about the dangers of walking near or along railway tracks,” she said.

“Train tracks are private property and it is illegal and dangerous to trespass on railway property.”

Bethell said the investigation is now in the hands of the BC Coroners Service.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released.