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CP Rail engines sit along a siding in North Vancouver Wednesday July 18, 2007. (Chuck Stoody/CP/Chuck Stoody/CP)
CP Rail engines sit along a siding in North Vancouver Wednesday July 18, 2007. (Chuck Stoody/CP/Chuck Stoody/CP)

Ontario man, 70, killed after car struck by freight train Add to ...

Police say a 70-year-old Mississauga man was killed when his car was struck by a CP Rail freight train in Milton.

The collision happened at about 8:50 a.m. Friday at a level crossing in the community just west of Mississauga.

Halton Regional Police say the crossing signals were activated and the barrier arms down when the incident happened on Fifth Line north of Derry Road.

Police say the car was pushed about 20 metres from the crossing and the train came to a stop about 500 metres down the line.

Emergency crews declared the man dead at the scene. Two crewmen, an engineer and a conductor on the train were not injured.

Police did not immediately release the man's name, pending notification of next of kin.

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