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Fatal collision between train and pedestrian in Chilliwack Monday afternoon

Incident drew first responders after 4 p.m. on Feb. 1
A rail crossing in Chilliwack in 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

One person is dead after a collision on the CN Rail line in Chilliwack Monday afternoon.

First responders were dispatched to the rail lines at a location between the Yale Road overpass and Allard Street after 4 p.m. on Feb. 1.

There are few details, but a train travelling westbound was stopped on the tracks, its engine close to the Lickman Road crossing after 5 p.m.

Chilliwack RCMP officers had vehicles at the Lickman Road crossing, and at a frequently used path through a fence to get to the tracks just west of the overpass.

Police Tweeted about the pedestrian fatality at 5:24 p.m.

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