Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: 1 person dead following train collision in Chilliwack

Incident happened near Eagle Landing railway crossing in Chilliwack

One person is dead following a train collision in Chilliwack Thursday morning.

The pedestrian was struck sometime after 8 a.m. on Aug. 19 near Deans Avenue and Bellevue Drive. RCMP, B.C. Ambulance Service and Chilliwack Fire Department were all on scene.

The body was found on the north side of the tracks, east of the Eagle Landing crossing.

Crews responded to that area, as well as the train crossing at Young Road.

The train crossing at Young Road was blocked as a result and traffic was not getting through. It is believed the train crossing at Eagle Landing Parkway was also blocked.

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews are on scene at the railway crossing on Young Road for a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a train in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

RELATED: Fatal collision between train and pedestrian in Chilliwack Monday afternoon


 

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