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Man hit by train in Langley

A man in his early 20s died when he was hit by a freight train early Friday morning (Jan. 6) in Langley.

Police said it happened around 6:45 a.m. near the CN Rail crossing at 216 Street and 96 Avenue in Walnut Grove.

Langley RCMP Insp. Amrik Virk said it appeared the victim was lying down on the tracks when he was hit.

"We don't believe he slipped or fell," Virk said.

"We have no reason to suspect foul play."

The train remained halted on the tracks near the 96 Avenue crossing for several hours while RCMP, CN Rail police, Transport Canada and the coroner's office inspected the crash scene.

Below: A train rumbles past the scene of a fatal collision on the tracks near 216 St. and 96 Ave. in Langley's Walnut Grove Friday morning (Jan. 6). A young man in his twenties was killed.

Dan FERGUSON / Langley Times

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