Sylvan collision results in death

  • Mar. 7, 2012 3:58 p.m.

RCMP are still investigating the death of a man from a collision between his vehicle and a train in Sylvan Lake on Monday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which was at the railway crossing at 50th St. near 50th Ave.

At 10:26 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Lakeside EMS responded to the collision where a southbound car with a lone occupant was struck by a westbound CN Train.

At press time, no further information about the driver was being released as next of kin notifications are underway, say police.

Witness accounts confirm that the crossing lights and bell were activated at the time of the collision. There was heavy snow falling at the time and roads were snow covered.

Meanwhile, Sylvan Lake RCMP also responded to a fatal mobile home fire near Eckville on March 4. When they arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.

Three occupants were able to escape and made attempts to save a fourth but were unsuccessful. A 19-year-old man was found deceased in the home.

Investigators later determined the cause of the fire to be an electrical issue within the home.