The incident occurred at the crossing by River Road and Lougheed Highway.

The incident occurred at the crossing by River Road and Lougheed Highway.

UPDATED: Pedestrian killed by train in Maple Ridge

Death is a suspected suicide, says CP Rail police

A pedestrian hit and killed by a train in Maple Ridge on Monday is being investigated as a suicide.

Salem Woodrow of CP Rail police said a freight train made contact with an individual on the tracks near River Road and Lougheed Highway, by Kanaka Creek Regional Park, just east of the Haney Bypass, in Maple Ridge around noon.

“CP police is investigating the incident jointly with local RCMP.”

Woodrow added the death is a suspected suicide and that CP police will not be releasing details about the person’s background.

The train was heading east, according to reports.

B.C. Emergency Health Services was called at 12:02 p.m. and attended the scene.

“We didn’t transport,” said Shannon Miller, with BCEHS.

“We stood down.”

Maple Ridge Fire Chief Howard Exner said firefighters also responded to the call, and were told that the victim was deceased when they arrived.