Man killed by VIA train

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Chatham-Kent police are still investigating after a local man was killed by a VIA train last night in Chatham.

Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, police responded to a collision involving the VIA Rail passenger train and a pedestrian in the area of Bloomfield Road near Queens Line in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the train was travelling westbound from Toronto to Windsor, when a man lying in the middle of the rail crossing was struck.

The victim, a 38-year-old Chatham man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one on the train was physically injured.

The Traffic Unit has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dan Carroll at dancar@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

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