September 15, 2017 10:22 pm
Updated: September 16, 2017 6:56 pm

11 year old girl killed on train tracks in Ste. Anne, Manitoba

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STE. ANNE, Man. – Police in Ste. Anne, Man., say a young girl has been struck and killed by a train.

Ste. Anne Police Chief, Marc Robichaud, said the collision happened around 4 p.m. on Friday in the small town of about 2,100 people.

“That was a fatal,” Robichaud said.

He said she was on her bicycle at the time of the collision and earbuds were found near the scene, but he said it’s too soon to confirm if she was wearing them while riding her bike.

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A statement from CN Rail says their thoughts and prayers are with the victim and their family.

Robichaud said the death of the young girl is a tragedy for the entire community.

“This is the kind of community where the police know everybody and know all of these young kids and know their families. It makes it very very difficult,” Robichaud said.

CN Rail says the Ste. Anne police department is leading the investigation with the assistance of CN police.

The Police Chief said he intends to sit down with CN Rail to talk about the safety of the railway crossing.

“This is not the first fatal that has occurred there.”

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Ste. Anne is located about 50 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.

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