Calgary

Man killed by CTrain fell between stationary cars before being dragged

The man who was killed by a CTrain Monday had fallen between cars while the train was stopped at a station, police say.

Calgary police investigate whether drugs or alcohol played role in 32-year-old man's death

A 32-year-old man died after being dragged a short distance by a train out of the 7th Street S.W. station on Monday. (David Bell/CBC)

The man who was killed by a CTrain Monday had fallen between cars while the train was stopped at a station, police say.

Then the train began to roll out of the 7th Street S.W. station, giving him life-threatening injuries as it dragged him a short distance, police said.

The man later died at the Foothills hospital. Police didn't identify him publicly but said he was 32.

Police said Tuesday that excessive speed wasn't a factor in the death but they were still investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role.

On Monday, transit service downtown was significantly impacted as a result of the collision, with Calgary Transit shutting down trains through the area.

Later in the evening, regular service resumed.

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