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Benalto train crash victim won’t be identified

The name of a 21-year-old Benalto man killed in a train crash on Wednesday will not be released at the family’s request.

The man died of injuries after his full-size pickup struck the front of a southbound CN Railway train on Township Road 385 east of Range Road 23, about seven km west of Sylvan Lake.

It was snowing and the gravel road was slick when the 2:20 p.m. incident occurred.

Sylvan Lake Emergency Services used the Jaws of Life to free the man trapped beneath his upside down truck on the track’s east side.

A CN spokesman said there were no injuries to the crew of the train, which was hauling sulphur.

RCMP collision reconstructionists attended the scene and the collision remains under investigation.



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