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One person dead in collision between train, truck in Delta

Last Updated Jan 13, 2019 at 9:58 pm PDT

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The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed it's investigating a 'sudden death' after a train and truck collided in Delta

One person has died after a Smithrite truck and a train collided in Delta Saturday afternoon

DELTA (NEWS 1130) – One person is dead after a truck and a CN Rail train collided on Saturday afternoon.

The crash on 72nd Street shut down the route near Ladner Trunk Road until early Sunday morning as investigators attended the scene.

“Unfortunately the driver of the truck did not survive the crash,” Cris Leykauf with Delta Police says in a release.

She says the driver was deceased at the scene.

Police are describing the crash scene as “complex,” adding the truck was pushed down the track by the train.

The victim has been identified as a man in his 40s from Vancouver, and police say his family has been notified.

The B.C. Coroners Service says it’s been been called in to investigate a “sudden death,” and Smithrite Disposal has confirmed one of its trucks was involved in the crash.

In an email, CN says crews “responded to an incident” involving one of its trains and a vehicle. The company has confirmed the crossing where the collision took place was “equipped with active warning devices which were working at the time of the incident.”

There’s no word on what caused this crash.

-With files from Adam Cooper, Taran Parmar, and Monika Gul