(File photo)                                Transportation Safety board investigators have been deployed to a train derailment east of Field.

(File photo) Transportation Safety board investigators have been deployed to a train derailment east of Field.

UPDATE: Three crew members die in train derailment near Field

The incident occurred last night

Three crew members died when a train derailed east of Field last night.

At around 1 a.m. MST the westbound freight train derailed and the three crew members on board were fatally injured. Sources say the crew involved was based out of Calgary.

“Our condolences and prayers go out to their families, friends and colleagues,” CP Rail said in an email statement. “A full investigation will take place to determine the cause of this incident.”

There was no threat to public safety and no dangerous goods were involved.

Transportation Safety Board investigators have been deployed to investigate the incident.

Julie Leroux, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board said that between 40 and 60 cars derailed and one ended up in a creek, though no leaks were reported.

All of the cars were carrying grain.

Once on site the Transportation Safety Board investigators will interview CP Rail staff as well as first responders and examine and photograph the incident site.

CP Rail has no further information at this point.

Check back here for updates as more information becomes available.


 

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