Langley man dead after vehicle collides with train

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Witnesses say an elderly man drove his vehicle onto the tracks near the 25900 block of 88 Avenue in Langley early Monday morning (Oct. 17) and hit an oncoming train head-on.

It happened around 12:45 a.m.

Langley RCMP were called to the area after a local resident phoned to report hearing a train passing by and a loud crash.

Police arrived to find the train had stopped and did not derail.

They also located a vehicle nearby with a lone occupant, a man believed to be in his 70’s.

Witnesses advise the vehicle turned onto the railway tracks at 264 and drove head on into the train in the 25900 block.

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor and cannot determine at this time if the driver’s actions were intentional.

Langley Client Support and Victim Services have been requested to provide support for witnesses.

The Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Team (ICARS) will attend to assist Langley Traffic Section with this investigation.

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