COCHRANE, Alta. - A teenager has been killed by a CP Rail freight train while he was walking down tracks in Cochrane, Alta.
RCMP say they don't know for sure yet but they are investigating whether he was wearing headphones that might have blocked out the sound of the train approaching from behind him.
Const. Jason Sherbo says headphones were found on the scene but they need more information before making that determination.
CP Rail says staff on the train sounded the horn several times and slammed on the brakes when they saw the teen, but it was too late.
The 17 year old died on scene.
RCMP are hoping to get camera footage that was recorded on the train to get a better idea of what happened.
CORRECTION - Aug. 12, 2015: A previous version of this story reported that a young woman had been killed by a freight train in Cochrane, Alta. In fact, it was a 17-year-old boy.