A 21-year-old man from Bentalto was killed on Wednesday when the pickup truck he was driving was hit by a CN train near Sylvan Lake.   

The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. at a railway crossing about seven kilometres west of the central Alberta community.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the man trapped inside his truck.

They used the jaws of life to get him out but he died from his injuries at the scene.

RCMP believe the truck had been traveling along Township Road 385 when it struck the front of the train as it crossed just east of Range Road 23.