Manitoba

Manitoba farmer struck by train while on tractor

A 44-year-old farmer in southwestern Manitoba is in hospital after being struck by a freight train this morning, according to RCMP.

A 44-year-old farmer in southwestern Manitoba is in hospital after being struck by a freight train.

It happened just before noon Tuesday at a Canadian Pacific Railway uncontrolled crossing, just south of the Trans-Canada Highway on Road 93W, according to RCMP.

The man, a resident of the Rural Municipality of North Cypress, was on a John Deere tractor at the time of the collision.

He was taken to hospital, where police say his condition is not known at this time.

No one else was injured.

RCMP continue to investigate with the assistance of Canadian Pacific rail officials.

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