BRITISH COLUMBIA

CP freight train strikes, kills teenaged girl in B.C.'s Fraser Valley

10/06/2014 07:58 EDT | Updated 12/06/2014 05:59 EST
MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. - A teenaged girl who was struck and killed by a train in B.C.'s Fraser Valley has been identified.

The B.C. Coroners Service says 16-year-old Tiffany Williams was walking on railway tracks in Maple Ridge early Sunday afternoon when she was struck by an eastbound Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) freight train.

Coroner Barb McLintock says Williams was dead at the scene and the tragedy is under investigation.

Several other pedestrians have been hit and injured or killed by trains in B.C. in the past year.

A woman walking on the CP Rail tracks in Kamloops, B.C., last Thursday was struck, suffering minor injuries.

In July 2013, a woman was hit and killed by an Amtrak passenger train while using a pedestrian crossing over rail tracks in White Rock.