Police report the Sommerville-Husted railway crossing in Malakwa was the site of a fatal incident Saturday night in which a 62-year-old man was struck and killed by a train. Authorities continue to investigate.

Police investigate fatal on rails in Malakwa

Sixty-two-year-old man killed when train collides with vehicle stuck on tracks.

A 62-year old man is dead after being struck by a train on Saturday night in Malakwa.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. on March 21 at the Malakwa Road/Sommerville-Husted Road crossing. Sicamous RCMP report the man, a Malakwa resident, was one of three adults in a Chrysler sedan that got stuck on the tracks.

Police say all three of the vehicle’s occupants, including a female relative of the man and a friend, had exited the sedan before it was struck by a westbound CP Rail train. In the process, the 62-year-old was struck and killed.

The other two occupants were taken to hospital, where they were checked and later released.

The incident remains under investigation by Sicamous RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and CP Police, who will be reviewing data from the train’s event recorder. More information is expected to be released in the next few days. However, Sicamous RCMP encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at 250-836-2878.

 

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