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Second death at Terrace CN tracks in less than a week

For the second time in six days, a person has been killed along the CN rail tracks through Terrace.

RCMP confirm a person was struck by a train early yesterday morning, but few other details have been released.

Police say it happened at almost the same spot where 59-year-old Terrace resident Bernard Desjardins was hit and died last Friday afternoon.

In an emailed statement, Kate Fenske of CN Rail urges people to stay off CN property, adding not only is it illegal but also extremely dangerous.

She says CN is working with the City of Terrace and other stakeholders on a number of measures, such as increasing education, and increasing enforcement.

Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc says several options are being discussed to improve safety.

Mayor Leclerc says it’s not only an issue of people crossing the tracks out of convenience, but there are also homeless people camping nearby.

She says if an overpass is to be built, the logistics of who pays for and maintains it are still up in the air, though she hopes all levels of government, as well as CN, will pitch in.

She adds it’ll be at least a year in an ideal situation before an overpass would even begin construction.

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