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Elderly female dies after being struck by CPR train

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
August 9th, 2023

Nelson Police is asking for witnesses to come forward with any information after an elderly female was struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train Sunday morning near Sproat Drive in Fairview.

Nelson Police said in a media release the woman died of her injuries after being struck by the westbound CPR train.

Nelson Police the accident happened at approximately 8:40 a.m. Sunday, August 6, 2023. Officers responded to the accident scene on CP Rail tracks near the 1000 Block of Sproat Drive.

"Further details, including the victim’s identity, are not being released at this time," the NPD media release said, "(and) the CP Police are assisting with this ongoing investigation."

Nelson Police urges anyone witnessing this tragic event, or who would like to speak with someone, to contact NPD at t 250-354-3919 or Nelson Police Victim Services at 250-505-5657.

The Google Street View photo shows the vicinity of 1000 Block of Sproat Drive where the accident happened. — Google Street View 

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