Chatham woman and dog killed by train: police

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Chatham-Kent police say a 42-year-old woman died after being struck by a train on Sunday night. (Chatham-Kent Police Service - image credit)
Chatham-Kent police say a 42-year-old woman died after being struck by a train on Sunday night. (Chatham-Kent Police Service - image credit)

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after a woman was hit by a train in Chatham on Sunday night.

Police say a 42-year-old Chatham woman and her dog died as a result of the collision.

Emergency crews responded around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Park Avenue W. near Wedgewood Avenue.

The VIA Rail train was travelling westbound from Toronto to Windsor at the time.

A media relations representative for VIA Rail confirmed that train 79 was involved in a trespassing incident with one pedestrian at 11:27 p.m. Sunday.

Const. Renee Cowell of Chatham-Kent police said the circumstances remain under investigation.

Officers are looking for the public's assistance and would like to speak with anyone who has information or video, Cowell said.

"We're going to be asking anyone who may have video in the area to please contact our traffic unit," Cowell said.

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