Woman dead after being hit by freight train in Mississauga

·1 min read
Peel Regional Police say a woman was struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train around 6 a.m. in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road near Cooksville GO Station. (Patrick Morrell/CBC - image credit)
Peel Regional Police say a woman was struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train around 6 a.m. in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road near Cooksville GO Station. (Patrick Morrell/CBC - image credit)

A woman has died after being struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train in Mississauga Friday morning.

Peel Regional Police say a woman was struck by the train around 6 a.m. in the area of Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road near Cooksville GO Station. Police said the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said the circumstances are not clear yet, but the incident did not take place at a rail crossing.

The provincial agency that manages GO Transit said train service has resumed on the Milton GO line after being held while police investigated.

Metrolinx said it anticipates "minimal delays" for customers.

In late July, a four-year-old child was hit and killed by a GO train in Mississauga, Ont., which prompted an investigation by police, Metrolinx and the Transportation Safety Board.