Penticton man dies in Lavington train incident

Sunday afternoon incident claims 25 year old

A pedestrian was killed in a train accident in Lavington Sunday afternoon.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP investigated a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a train.

Shortly after 3:30 pm, RCMP responded to a report that a pedestrian was struck by a slow-moving train on Hill Road and Highway 6 in Lavington. RCMP attended the scene with the assistance of the CN Police and the Lavington Fire Department. It was confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Penticton died as a result of the collision.

“The investigation suggests that the deceased may have been intoxicated and was seen walking on the track moments before he was killed,” said Cpl. Yannick Lescarbeau.

“Walking on tracks where train operates is not only illegal but it has the potential for serious risks of injury or death.”


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna homeowners asked to trim back trees

Kelowna is reminded residents they are responsible for trees and shrubs

Cannabis company to expand in Kelowna

GTEC enters into agreement to acquire facility in Kelowna

Water quality advisory for 290 Killiney Beach properties

Regional District of Central Okanagan issued the advisory on Monday

Mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan-Similkameen Shuswap

Chance of showers for much of the region this afternoon

Lakestone community unveiled in Lake Country

Mayor Baker, MLA Norm Letnick and MP Stephen Fuhr joined in the ceremonial opening

Food fight: Liberals, Tories trade shots as pre-campaign battles intensify

Health Canada released an overhauled document that did away with traditional food groups and portion sizes

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Shuswap air cadet contests Department of National Defence gender policy

Haircut inspires challenge of regulation around male/female identity

North Okanagan residents warned of road closure

Cherryville bridge closures planned

Update: Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Sexual assaults, extortion on the rise even as crime rates stay low: Stats Canada

Rates of police-reported sexual assault rose for the fourth year in a row

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

Most Read