Pedestrian dies after being struck by train in Windsor
Windsor police are investigating after a man was found dead at the railroad tracks.
Patrol officers were dispatched to the railroad tracks located at Jefferson Boulevard at South Service Road East Saturday evening for a report of a pedestrian struck by a train.
Officers found two separate trains stopped along the intersection. A deceased adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a train was also located at the scene.
Members of our Forensic Identification Unit, Major Crimes Branch, and officers from the Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service attended the scene.
Investigators believe that the man had been jogging southbound on Jefferson Boulevard. When the jogger came to the intersection of South Service Road East he encountered a stopped westbound train. Witnesses reported that the jogger proceeded past the activated train signal lighting and lowered extended railway arm. He climbed through two stopped railroad cars of the westbound train and was then struck and instantly killed by a passing eastbound train.
Police believe that the jogger was wearing headphones and may not have heard the approaching train.
Train safety and the dangers of railways must be respected by everyone. Always obey train signals and warnings – be aware of your surroundings –
Train safety tips for all ages are available at:
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com
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