One dead, one injured after being struck by train in Chilliwack

With files from The Canadian Press



Police in Chilliwack, B.C., say one person is dead and another was taken to hospital after being struck by a train on Saturday evening.

RCMP say the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m.

They say one person was found dead at the scene and another was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Global BC is reporting that the man was in a wheelchair which got stuck, and that two women came to his aid but were unable to get him free before the train struck him. One of the women was injured.

Police say they cordoned off the area surrounding the rail crossing.

They say investigators are in the process of gathering evidence.