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Pedestrian dies after being struck by Edmonton LRT train

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WATCH ABOVE: The Capital Line LRT was shut down between Churchill and Coliseum stations on Wednesday night after a pedestrian was struck by a train in the area of 82 Street and 112 Avenue – Sep 20, 2018

A portion of the LRT line in central Edmonton was shut down on Wednesday night after a pedestrian was struck by a train.

Emergency crews were called to the area of 112 Avenue and 82 Street shortly after 7 p.m.

A spokesperson with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said a person was trapped by the train.

Fire technical rescue crews were able to rescue the man, who was then taken to hospital. Edmonton police said the man’s injuries were life-threatening. He later died in hospital, police said.

LRT service between Churchill and Coliseum stations was shut down for several hours on Thursday night. Buses were brought in to transfer people between the stations.

Train service between the two stations was back up and running at around 11 p.m.

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The Edmonton Police Service’s Major Collision Investigation Unit remained on scene at 8 p.m. and 82 Street was closed to traffic and pedestrians between 112 and 114 avenues.

In a media release issued shortly after 11 p.m., police said all roads in the area had reopened. LRT service was restored by 11:30 p.m.

Police said the incident was not criminal in nature.

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A person was struck by an LRT train in the area of 112 Avenue and 82 Street Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Eric Beck, Global News
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A person was struck by an LRT train in the area of 112 Avenue and 82 Street Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Eric Beck, Global News

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