Pedestrian killed at Brockville railway crossing

The railway crossing on Perth Street at Delhi Street in Brockville, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – A pedestrian has died after being struck by a freight train at a Brockville crossing early this morning (Sunday).

City police say it happened near the Perth Street crossing around 1:15 a.m. along the westbound Canadian National Railway tracks.

The victim is described as a youth but no other details are being released by police as an investigation is ongoing.

CNR police, OPP Forensic Identification and detectives with the Brockville Police Service are conducting the investigation.

The intersection of Perth Street and Delhi Street was closed for the investigation but opened around daybreak this morning.

“On behalf of the Brockville Police Service and everyone involved in this incident, I would like to share my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the person lost,” Staff Sgt. Darryl Boyd said in a statement.