PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A 41-year-old Alberta resident has been identified as the man hit and killed by a train in north-central British Columbia.
Michael Richard Drabinasty of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, died Wednesday night when he was hit by the train as it approached a downtown station in Prince George, B.C.
Engineers aboard the VIA Rail passenger train from Prince Rupert reported the incident to emergency crews at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
It was nearly midnight before the train was allowed to continue its journey.
RCMP are still trying to determine why Drabinasty was on the secluded stretch of track.
They say his death does not appear to be suspicious but they have not yet ruled out foul play.