One killed in collision between car, train in Sylvan Lake

A collision between a car and a train in Sylvan Lake claimed the life of one person on Monday morning.

A collision between a car and a train in Sylvan Lake claimed the life of one person on Monday morning.

At about 10:30 a.m., a Canadian National Railway train struck a vehicle at the crossing on 50th Street near 50th Avenue downtown.

CN public affairs manager Warren Chandler said the rail crossing protection at the site was functioning as designed at the time of the collision. He added there were no injuries to the CN crew.

Sylvan Lake RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders said RCMP, Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Lakeside EMS responded to the collision. A southbound car with a lone occupant was struck by a westbound train. The occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Allemekinders confirmed through witness accounts that the crossing lights and bells were activated at the time of the collision. He added that heavy snow was falling and roads were snow covered.

RCMP and CN crews were on site after the collision and the accident is under investigation. No further information about the driver is being released until the next of kin is notified.

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