New Brunswick

RCMP seek ATV driver in connection with Sisson Ridge derailment

RCMP are seeking the driver of an ATV that was seen near the site of a CN train derailment in Sisson Ridge on Monday, which has been deemed caused by a "deliberate act."

Police want to speak to driver of older model four-wheeler as they investigate 'deliberate' May 9 derailment

A CN train derailment in northwestern New Brunswick on Monday morning was caused by a deliberate act, say RCMP. (CBC)

RCMP are seeking the driver of an ATV that was seen near the site in Sisson Ridge where a CN train derailed on Monday.

An ATV was seen near the tracks some time between late Sunday evening and early Monday morning, said Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

At about 10:45 a.m. on Monday, police received a report a westbound train had derailed near the Sisson Ridge crossing. The derailment involved eight cars, but all remained upright and intact and there were no injuries.

The investigation has determined the derailment was caused by a deliberate act.

The ATV that was seen near the derailment site is described as an older model four-wheeler with very bright LED headlights. The ATV had a basket on its front that was either white, light-coloured, or possibly metal.

RCMP would like the ATV driver to contact them, said Rogers-Marsh, declining to say whether the person is considered a witness or a possible suspect. "They may have information related to the incident," she said.

Anyone with information about the incident or the ATV is also asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.