Man struck and killed by train between Prince Rupert and Terrace

Man struck and killed by train between Prince Rupert and Terrace

No foul play is suspected by RCMP, as investigation is turned over to B.C. Coroners Service

Prince Rupert RCMP confirmed that a 51-year-old male has been killed after being struck by a train on tracks near Mowitch Point, Port Edward in the early hours of Saturday, April 29.

RCMP received the call at 3:47 a.m. Saturday morning.

“No foul play is suspected,” said Seargant Dave Uppal of the Prince Rupert RCMP. “Police attended and the investigation revealed that the 51-year-old male had been struck and killed by a train … The investigation has been turned over to the BC Coroners’ Service.”

The area is approximately five kilometres west of Tyee and not accessible by road, added Uppal.