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One dead, two injured after collision involving CP train near Sicamous, B.C.

03/22/2015 04:43 EDT | Updated 05/22/2015 05:59 EDT
SICAMOUS, B.C. - One person is dead and two others are injured after a collision involving a CP train in B.C.'s southern interior.

Eagle Valley Rescue Society Captain John Moore says the incident happened around 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Malakwa, east of Sicamous, B.C.

Moore says the three individuals had stopped their car on the tracks at a level crossing and were outside of the vehicle at the time.

He says the train struck the car as well as a 62-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moore can't comment on the injuries of the two female patients but says they were transported to hospital.

It's unknown why the vehicle was parked there, and Moore says the car was destroyed and there was damage to the engine of the train. (CFJC)