Man dead after train and car collide near Fort Saskatchewan

File shot of an RCMP cruiser.
File shot of an RCMP cruiser. File / Global News

A 71-year-old man has died following a collision between a car and CP Rail train on Tuesday morning.

The collision happened on Range Road 222 just south of Township Road 544 just after 9:30 a.m., according to Strathcona County RCMP.

The car was travelling north on Range Road 222 when it hit the side of an eastbound train.

The driver of the vehicle, who was the only person in the car, was declared dead on scene.

The area where the incident happened is less than ten minutes east of Fort Saskatchewan.

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Traffic was re-routed around the scene for part of Tuesday morning, but was reopened in the afternoon.