RCMP in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter train strikes car in Lan­g­ley, killing two

Asian Journal - - BRITISH COLUMBIA -

Lan­g­ley: Po­lice say a cou­ple has died af­ter their car was struck by a train in Lan­g­ley.

Staff Sgt. David Brown with the Lan­g­ley RCMP says the in­ci­dent oc­curred Sun­day morn­ing at an in­ter­sec­tion that sees fre­quent train traf­fic.

He says in­ves­ti­ga­tors are still try­ing to fig­ure out how the car ended up on the tracks be­tween two traf­fic arms that pre­vent ve­hi­cles from ap­proach­ing when a train is com­ing. Brown says the ve­hi­cle was dragged for “some dis­tance” by a CN train on a Cana­dian Pa­cific Rail­way track.

He says po­lice ar­rived to find the cou­ple in med­i­cal dis­tress and ad­min­is­tered CPR, but both died at the scene. CN spokesman Jonathan Abe­cas­sis says rail­way po­lice from both CN and CP are as­sist­ing RCMP with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Our thoughts are with those af­fected by this in­ci­dent,” he said in a state­ment.

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