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Man dead after being struck by Via Rail train in HRM

Emergency crews responded to a report of a person being struck by a passenger train travelling to Halifax just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a news release from RCMP. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Emergency crews responded to a report of a person being struck by a passenger train travelling to Halifax just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a news release from RCMP. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

One man is dead after being struck by a Via Rail train near Highway 2 in Wellington, N.S., on Saturday.

Emergency crews responded to a report of a person being struck by a passenger train travelling to Halifax just before 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from RCMP.

Police said a 41-year-old man from Fletchers Lake was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also found an ATV in the area.

"No passengers or on-train service crew were injured during the incident," said a statement from Via Rail.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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