OPP identify victim in fatal train collision in Ingersoll


Oxford County OPP identified the victim in a collision involving a pedestrian and a VIA Rail passenger train.

Police said Brittany Bergsma of Ingersoll was pronounced dead at the scene when officers responded to the collision on Friday evening that took place in the area of McKeand Street.

According to police, the 18-year-old died from the injuries she sustained in the collision with the train travelling westbound on the Canadian National (CN) Railway tracks.

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Police said foul play is not suspected in Bergsma’s death and that she was the lone pedestrian involved in the collision.

The investigation into Bergsma’s death has been turned over to CN police.

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A GoFundMe campaign has been created by one of Bergsma’s friends in order to raise money for funeral expenses and other expenses encountered by the victim’s mother.

In a post attached to the campaign, it is revealed that Bergsma was diagnosed with low functioning Autism at a young age. It goes on to explain that Bergsma was a student at the Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute.

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