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Police identify 2 women killed in deadly crash involving Via train

Police have publicly identified the two women killed in a deadly crash involving a Via train southwest of London.

Both women who died were from Strathroy Caradoc, police say

Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances behind a deadly crash southwest of London, Ont., that involved a car and a Via train. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)

Police have publicly identified the two women killed in a deadly crash involving a Via train southwest of London.

The Ontario Provincial Police say Eunhwa Ahn, 39, and Gyujin Shon, 37, died in the Monday morning crash that occurred when their car was struck by a train at a crossing on Melbourne Road in Southwest Middlesex.

Both women lived in Strathroy Caradoc, according to police.

One person on board the train suffered minor injuries. The rest were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

In a telephone interview, OPP Sgt. Dave Rektor told CBC News that investigators are now reviewing all the materials gathered from the scene on Monday.

Rektor said the train had cameras on board that he expects will be helpful for investigators.

'This is just a wake-up call'

In the wake of the crash,Vance Blackmore, the mayor of Southwest Middlesex, is calling for protective gates to be installed at the crossing to prevent future tragedies.

The mayor said the same crossing has been the scene of a similar crash in the past and it is time to make changes.

He believes the community would support seeing gates installed there.

"Until a tragedy like this happens, everybody just takes it for granted and this is just a wake-up call for people to be aware of the fact that it could have been their son, their daughter, their family member in that situation," Blackmore told CBC News in an interview on Tuesday.

Two women were killed in a crash that occurred when their car was struck by a Via train on Monday, April, 4, 2016. (Stacey Janzer/CBC )

With files from the CBC's Julia Chapman and Gary Ennett

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