65-year-old man killed in truck-train collision near Foam Lake

FOAM LAKE — A 65-year-old man from Milestone was killed after his southbound semi-truck was struck by an eastbound train three miles west of Foam Lake.

The collision was reported around 10:40 am on June 14, on a grid road that intersects the Canadian Pacific Rail Line just off Highway 16.

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After being hit, the truck was dragged until the train could be brought to a halt.  The truck was hauling non-hazardous goods and the train was transporting empty cars to Winnipeg.  The train did not derail and is still on the tracks. None of the train's crew reported injuries.

As of 6:50 pm on June 14, RCMP and the Foam Lake Fire Department are still on the scene. The police said Highway 16 is still closed and detours are still in place until the highway can be cleared.

They are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible and follow directions given by officers at the scene for detour information.

 

Update: Saskatchewan RCMP have sent a correction about the place the man was from

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