Update on train-pedestrian fatal near Lancaster

SOUTH GLENGARRY – Provincial police say a teenager was killed while another has minor injuries after being hit by a train, west of Lancaster.

A 16-year-old from Dorval, Que. was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 15-year-old boy from South Glengarry was taken to hospital by paramedics with minor injuries.

SD&G O.P.P. say a third boy – a 17-year-old from Montreal – was with them but was uninjured.

According to CBC News, the teens were on the tracks taking pictures when Via Rail train 669 caught them by surprise around 7:50 p.m. Monday night.

The area where the collision happened is near a trestle over the Raisin River, a short distance away from the end of Celtic Lane, west of the village of Lancaster.

CBC also identified the victim as Tristan Morrissette-Perkins, who went to John Rennie High School in Pointe-Claire. His cousin, Bailey Morrissette, was the 17-year-old with them.

The death has sent shock through the Lancaster community, where the family had ties to the area, visiting regularly during the summer.

The school on the West Island is offering counselling to classmates.

SD&G O.P.P. say their investigating is ongoing.

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