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Brockville, Ont. Train accident: pedestrian fatally hit

Brockville police say a pedestrian is dead following a collision with a train headed to Toronto.

It happened Saturday just west of Perth Street.

Police say they received a call reporting a collision between a train and a pedestrian shortly after 11 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, they confirmed the incident.

“Unfortunately, this incident resulted in a death,” Brockville police said in a news release Saturday.

“We are currently in the initial stages of the investigation and no further information can be released at this time.”

A passenger on the train told CTV News Ottawa she was on train 63 heading to Toronto from Brockville, Ont. with his wife.

The train was stopped for three hours when the incident occurred, he said.

The passenger noted that police officers were still at the scene when the train departed.

CTV News Ottawa has contacted Via Rail Canada for comment.

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