Man Killed in Collision with Freight Train

A man was killed Thursday afternoon in an accident with a CN freight train in the RM of North Norfolk.

RCMP say a 2004 Ford pickup truck travelling northbound on PR 34 collided with the eastbound train about three kilometres north of Austin, Manitoba.

The crash happened at about 5 p.m. and sent three children in the truck to hospital with undetermined injuries. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crossing was controlled with lights and crossing arms.

Visibility at the time was reported to be poor with blowing snow.

The man’s name won’t be released.

UPDATE: Friday, February 18 — RCMP say the deceased is a 36-year-old man from the RM of North Cypress, Manitoba. An 11-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl remain in critical condition, while a 15-year-old boy is listed in stable condition.

UPDATE: Thursday, February 24 — The 11-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries in a Winnipeg hospital on February 22.