Wednesday , August 4 2021

One dead on an empty wired train collides with a truck north of Sherwood Park



The clash occurred immediately after 1:30 pm. north of Highway 16 on the Overside 232 road.

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A person is dead after a train for grain and a cistern truck clashed north of Park Sherwood on Tuesday afternoon, police say.

"The clash was right on the tracks themselves," said RCMP Cpl. Ken Shamble. "(The train) struck the side of the passenger side of the cabin of the towing unit and dragged the tractor 50 meters east along the track."

The clash occurred immediately after 1:30 pm. north of Highway 16 on the Overside 232 road.

The driver of the double-tank truck died in a clash, said Shamble.

"The tankers were lucky and empty. There was considerable damage to the tanker, but the only spill was from the diesel tank on the tractor track itself," he said.

The train train, which was also empty, traveled from Edmonton to Saskatoon, CN spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said.

"The contents of the fuel tank on the truck are contained after initially leaking after the collision and there is no risk to the public," he said in a statement.

The passage had active gates and lights that worked during the clash, he added.

CN police help RCMP with their investigation, said Abakassis.

Police say they are working to inform relatives of relatives.

"The tracks are now cleaned and we hope that within the next half an hour they will be able to resume normal transport," said Shamble.


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