Man killed after getting clipped by passenger train

Feb 26 • Feature Story, Local News5 Comments on Man killed after getting clipped by passenger train

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A man is dead after getting hit by a VIA passenger train this morning in Chatham.

The tragedy occurred about 10:10 a.m. when an eastbound train hit the man near the Sass Road crossing. Emergency crews responded and are still on the scene.

The train is still straddling Sass Road, and passengers are slowly being transferred to two passenger buses, which will take them eastward.

Police say Sass Road will remain closed for much of the afternoon as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Mike Pearce of the Traffic Management Unit at 519-355-1092.


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5 Responses to Man killed after getting clipped by passenger train

  1. does anyone know who the guy was and what happen

  2. That's like 2 people in a week! Last week someone got hit by a train near uptown or something in chatham so ducked

  3. Robin McCracken says:

    terra and Melissa I think this is the one from last week

  4. Tanya LeGroulx says:

    It was the one from last week. I heard he jumped in front of it, but we know how people talk. Don't think a names been released as of yet

  5. Police say the family requested the name not be released.

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