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Male pedestrian was wearing earbuds when he was hit, killed by LRT train: EPS
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 1:20PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, October 6, 2017 6:26PM MDT
Police said an investigation was underway after a pedestrian was struck and killed by an LRT train Friday in south Edmonton.
Police said the collision happened just before noon, and a young adult was struck and killed by a northbound train on the tracks in the area of 113 Street and 60 Avenue.
“It looks like he was crossing the tracks, he waited for a southbound train to cross, and then crossed right out in front of the northbound train,” EPS Insp. Erik Johnson said. “Unfortunately he didn’t hear the train because he was wearing earbuds at the time.”
Insp. Johnson said the LRT operator had sounded the horn several times, and was slowing down when the crash happened. There were about 75 to 100 people on the train at the time.
Investigators are reviewing video from the train as part of their investigation, later Friday, police said the fatality had been determined to be an accident.
Police are working to identify the deceased, and only said he was 22-years-old. Police said he had no identification on him.
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