Police in St-Jérôme in the lower Laurentians are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by an Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) commuter train on Friday night.
The accident happened around 8:10 p.m.by a bike path situated near Jean-Baptiste-Rolland Boulevard. Witnesses reported that the victim, identified only as a man in his mid-30s, was walking along the train tracks next to the bike path and didn’t appear to notice the oncoming train.
Police said the victim died on impact. He has been identified but his name has not been released, pending notification of his family.
St-Jérôme police said that all warning signals and safety features at the train crossing were working at the time of the accident.
Train service resumed this morning at 5:30 a.m.