12/30/2018 15:38 EST | Updated 12/30/2018 17:42 EST

Couple Dead After Their Car Was Hit By A Train In Langley, B.C.

The RCMP is investigating.

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A CN train travels through Burnaby, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C. — Police say a couple has died after their car was struck by a train in Langley, B.C.

Staff Sgt. David Brown with the Langley RCMP says the incident occurred Sunday morning at an intersection that sees frequent train traffic.

He says investigators are still trying to figure out how the car ended up on the tracks between two traffic arms that prevent vehicles from approaching when a train is coming.

Brown says the vehicle was dragged for "some distance" by a CN train.

He says police arrived to find the couple in medical distress and administered CPR, but both died at the scene.

CN spokesman Jonathan Abecassis says railway police from both CN and CP are assisting RCMP with the investigation.

"Our thoughts are with those affected by this incident,'' he said in a statement.

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