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Two dead after vehicle and train collide

Two people are dead following a collision between a truck and a train near Unity.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. yeserday, Unity RCMP responded to a complaint from CN police of a train that collided with a truck 4 kilometers southeast of the community of Tako.

A 66-year-old male and a 62-year-old female from the Unity area were pronounced deceased at the scene. The family has been notified and their names will not be released.

Unity EMS and Fire Department, along with a RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist, attended the scene and a Coroner was contacted. There are no current traffic restrictions in the area.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the truck was travelling north and was struck by the westbound train, but the matter remains under investigation.

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