RCMP issue correction on place of residence of deceased in train-semi collision

Saskatchewan RCMP issued a correction at 1:45 p.m. Saturday regarding the place of residence of a man killed in a collision between a train and a semi near Foam Lake.

The correction read: CORRECTION:The victim was noted as being from the Maidstone area in yesterday's press release, but the release should have read that he was from the Milestone area.

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The correction was issued after an update from June 14 in which it was announced the semi driver had been killed.

The collision was reported around 10:40 a.m., on a grid road that intersects the Canadian Pacific Rail Line just off Highway 16. RCMP and the Foam Lake Fire Department were called to the scene of the collision three miles west of Foam Lake

The southbound semi was struck by the eastbound train and then dragged until the train could be brought to a halt. The truck was hauling non-hazardous goods and the train was transporting empty cars to Winnipeg. The train did not derail.

The male driver and lone occupant of the semi, a 65 year old from the Milestone area, was declared deceased at the scene.

None of the train’s crew reported injuries.

This incident is being investigated by the Canadian Pacific Police.

 

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