PEDESTRIAN FATALITY – VIA TRAIN INCIDENT
(MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, ON) On Friday, November 2nd, 2018, around 12:30 p.m., a 48 year old, male pedestrian was struck and killed by a Via Rail train en route from Montreal to Toronto just east of Smiths Falls, near Sturgess Road in Montague Township. The train which was carrying 92 passengers and 6 employees was delayed for several hours but there were no road closures due to the incident.
Officers from the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the OPP Forensic Unit (FSU) and the Coroner all attended the scene for investigation along with Via Rail Police.
The death was determined to be non-suspicious in nature.