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Train crash in the Interior leaves 1 person dead

A person is dead following a collision between and train and a car near Williams Lake on Tuesday.

According to police, at 5:59 pm, officers were called to a crash between a Nissan Versa and a CN Rail Train. The incident occurred at a marked rail crossing on Soda Creek Town Site Road.

The vehicle in question reportedly crossed a stop sign-controlled rail crossing and collided with the eastbound train. This collision caused the Nissan Versa to roll, ejecting the driver in the process.

Sadly, the Williams Lake resident was pronounced dead at the scene. This is the second crash CN has been a part of this week.

CN Police were notified of the incident and are assisting RCMP with the investigation. The train, which consisted of 29 rail cars, including three engines, did not derail.

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The road and tracks were closed for almost four hours while police investigated. It has since reopened to all traffic.

"BC Coroners Service, who has conduct of the investigation, are conducting a parallel investigation to determine cause of death," said Cpl. Madonna Saunderson. "The RCMP and BC Coroners Service have no further information at this time."

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Williams Lake RCMP at (250)392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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