06/22/2014 01:49 EDT | Updated 08/22/2014 05:59 EDT

Ottawa-Bound Via Rail Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian

An Ottawa-bound train hit and killed a pedestrian around 12 p.m., about 20 minutes after leaving the Kingston station, Via Rail confirmed.

Trains are backed up but Via Rail is working on a plan to get passengers to their destination, said company spokeswoman Mylène Bélanger.

"All of our thoughts go to the victim's family," Bélanger said. "This is a tragedy."

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