Pedestrian struck and killed by train near Colborne

Person was walking on railway tracks near Colton Street on Wednesday night

Police car lights. (Stock photo)

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near Colborne on Wednesday night (October 6).

At around 9:15 p.m., Northumberland OPP and emergency crews responded to a collision on the train tracks near Colton Street, southeast of Colborne in Cramahe Township.

Police say a train collided with a pedestrian who was walking on the train tracks. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police have not released the name of the victim, who has been transported to a hospital for a post-mortem examination.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

The area was closed to vehicle and train traffic until 2 a.m. while police investigated.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.