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Identity of man killed on train tracks confirmed by coroner

The investigation continues into the death of a man run over by a train in east Kamloops. The man was lying on the tracks at the Pat Road crossing in Dallas when a westbound CP Rail freight train approached at about 4:30 a.m. The train
The investigation continues into the death of a man run over by a train in east Kamloops. The man was lying on the tracks at the Pat Road crossing in Dallas when a westbound CP Rail freight train approached at about 4:30 a.m. The train's crew — who are now being offered counselling — could not stop in time.
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The identity of a man hit by a CP train on Thursday, Jan. 4, has been confirmed by the BC Coroners Office - Christopher Scott Hobbs, 25, of Kamloops.

Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward confirmed foul play is not suspected and the case remains under the direction of the BC Coroners Service.

Hobbs was struck at 4:39 a.m. by a westbound CP Rail freight train near the Pat Road crossing in Dallas.

The train crew saw a man lying on the tracks, but was unable to slow the train down in time.

Hobbs did not respond to the train's whistle.

CP Rail media-relations manager Kevin Hrysak said the crew, which he believed is based in Revelstoke, has been offered the services of the company's family-assistance plan for counselling and other services.

"Every crew member takes these incidents in different ways, as some crews can go an entire 35-year career without having to experience such an incident and others can be the complete opposite," Hrysak said.

"We do not go into detail on our crews' condition for privacy purposes, but know that they would appreciate people caring about their well-being after such an incident."

 

 

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