Pedestrian dies after the train has been signed by Railway


Ottawa police are investigating the impact of a railroad train hit and killed a pedestrian northeast of Fallowfield station Saturday night.

The train was traveling between Ottawa and Toronto when it was involved in a "tragic incident" with a pedestrian at about 7PM, Via Rail Spokesperson Caven Delarosbil said in an email.

Ottawa said later on Saturday night, the man was pronounced dead in the hospital.

His name was not released.

Acting Insp. François Daoust said in a tweet that Ottawa police service investigators and the Crowds forensic unit were on the scene near Marvelous and MacParlane roads.

Via Rail also let passengers know about social media that they could expect long delays because of the police investigation.

While two trains – including those who accused the leg – have been delayed, Via Rail has no plans to cancel further trains, Delarosbil said.

As of 9:45 pm, the 156 passengers on this train involved in the crash were still on board, Delarosbil said, and the train would be resuming its journey once it received secretion.

Passengers on the second train were off and sent to their destinations "by alternate transportation," Delarosbil said.

The company is also co-operating with Delarosbil police investigation.

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