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Cyclist hit by train Thursday pronounced dead at hospital

Police say cyclist went around the rail line barrier and was struck
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Police closed off Edinburgh Road, between Crimea Street and Waterloo Avenue for an investigation along the train tracks late afternoon on Thursday.

A Guelph cyclist who was struck by a train early Thursday evening has died in hospital, police report.

The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. at the rail tracks on Edinburgh Road between Crimea Street and Waterloo Avenue. Police closed that section of road for more than three hours to investigate.

According to a police news release, a 31-year-old cyclist was southbound and went around the barrier for "an unknown reason" when he was struck by a westbound train. He was taken to a Hamilton trauma centre by air ambulance and later pronounced deceased.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the cyclist southbound on Edinburgh Road just before the collision, is asked to call Const. Michael Braga of the Guelph Police Service traffic unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7144 or email mbraga@guelphpolice.ca.