The family of 16-year-old Tiffany Williams is in mourning after the young woman was struck and killed Sunday afternoon by a CP Rail train near 203 Street in Maple Ridge.
Miranda Williams, Tiffany's mother says her daughter was walking on the tracks with her headphones on and didn't see the train coming. She posted this heartfelt message on Facebook.
"Please everyone give your kids a hug tonight you might not get the chance again," she wrote. "I'm so lost. My daughter today only 16 walking down the train tracks with her head phones on didn't see it coming. I'm empty inside I love you baby girl. Until we meet again."
Family friend Sarah Dafoe has, with Williams's approval, created a fundraising page on gofundme to alleviate the financial stress on the family while it deals with her death.
Neither the RCMP or the B.C. Coroner's Service have released any details, but both agencies are investigating.