Police say a child has died after being struck by a GO train in Mississauga Tuesday evening.
In a tweet, Peel Regional Police said the fatal incident occurred in the area of Lolita Gardens and Silver Creek Boulevard in Mississauga around 7:39 p.m.
A child was hit by the train and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said the child was four years old.
“The loss of a child is nothing short of a tragedy and my heart goes out to their families and loved ones as they grieve this unspeakable and irreparable loss,” he said in a tweet.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services said in a tweet that a child was struck by a GO Transit train in the area of Dundas Street and Cawthra Road, the closest intersection of the roads, police said.
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A railway line used by GO Transit’s Milton trains and commercial freight runs through the intersection, crossing both Cawthra Road and Dundas Street, running parallel to Lolita Gardens.
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“This evening, we were notified that a person was struck by one of our trains west of the Dickey GO station,” said a spokesperson for Metrolinx, which operates GO Transit.
“Unfortunately the man, who is reportedly a juvenile, has been pronounced dead by Peel Police.”
Metrolinx said it is providing grief counselors to crews and staff investigating the scene.
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