Fatal VIA Rail-pedestrian collision near Fallowfield Station

VIA Rail train

VIA Rail has confirmed one off its trains was involved in a "tragic accident" with a pedestrian. Ottawa Police have since confirmed to Newstalk 580 CFRA the pedestiran has died.

The crash happened just after 7:00 p.m. Saturday around Merivale Rd. and Macfarlane between the pedestrian and a VIA Train en route to Toronto. 

Ottawa police are on the scene and say the tracks will only reopen once they have completed their investigation.

So far, the 59 and 44 trains between Ottawa and Toronto are looking at least a two-hour delay.

Via Rail said it is organizing alternative transportation for those currently stuck on the trains.

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