A 19-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a train in Banff.

On Dec. 29, Banff RCMP and Canadian Pacific Police responded to reports of a sudden death on the CP main line in Banff.

The 19-year-old was reportedly trespassing on the line and was struck by a westbound CP intermodal container train.

Police believe the woman was wearing ear buds at the time, which may have prevented her from hearing the approaching train.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, and an RCMP Collision Reconstructionist was brought in to investigate.


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