Man, 18, dies after being struck by train
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This article was published 13/02/2011 (4422 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Winnipeg police are continuing their investigation into the accidental death this morning of an 18-year-old River Heights man who was struck by a CN freight train near Taylor Avenue and Borebank Street.
Police said the young man had been walking along the tracks, behind the Buggy Bath car wash, at about 3:41 a.m. when he was struck by an eastbound train.
The man, who lived in the area, was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.
Police said the incident was an accident and it remains under investigation.
The young man’s family has been notified but his name is not being released.
“It’s a tragic reminder” to stay away from the tracks, said Lindsay Fedchyshyn with CN in Toronto. “It’s important to stay away.”
The track speed in the area is 35 miles per hour (56 kilometres per hour), and the train was going the speed limit, she said.
Updated on Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:45 PM CST: Updates with details