Pedestrian fatally struck by train in southwest Calgary

A person was struck and killed by a train at 11th Street just south of Ninth Avenue S.W. on Monday. The location is pictured here in 2020.  (Google Maps - image credit)
A person was struck and killed by a train at 11th Street just south of Ninth Avenue S.W. on Monday. The location is pictured here in 2020. (Google Maps - image credit)

A busy route in Calgary's Beltline was shut down Monday morning after one person was fatally struck by a freight train.

It happened at about 8:15 a.m.

The victim was declared dead at the scene near the railway tracks south of Ninth Avenue at 11th Street S.W., an EMS official said.

The age and gender of the victim were not released.

The route between Ninth and 10th avenues along 11th Street S.W. remained closed late Monday morning with a train stopped on the tracks as police continued to investigate.