Police are working with the B.C. Coroner’s Service to investigate a collision between a train and a garbage truck in Delta.
It happened around 3:20 p.m. at a crossing on 72nd Street near the Boundary Bay airport.
Photos from the scene show the badly damaged truck flipped upside down. The truck was operated by Smithrite Disposal. The identity of the truck operator is not known at this time.
CN Rail has confirmed that the collision involved one of its trains.
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“The crossing is equipped with active warning devices which were working at the time of the incident,” said CN spokesperson Jonathan Abecassis in a statement.
The crossing has flashing lights and warning bells, but no physical barriers.
“Our thoughts are with the person affected by this incident and their families,” added Abecassis.
The crash comes just two weeks after an elderly couple was killed in Langley when their vehicle was struck by a CN train using CP tracks.
That collision remains under investigation.
Drivers are being warned to expect delays, and to use 80th Street if they must drive through the area.
More to come…
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