A man from the R.M. of Lajord is dead after a collision between a train and a road maintenance vehicle along a grid road west of Edgeley Thursday afternoon. 

In a release, the RCMP stated that the collision happened around 12:00 p.m. The collision happened at a level crossing between the east-bound train and the south-bound road vehicle. The 57-year-old man who was in the road maintenance vehicle at the time of the collision was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The collision did derail the train. The RCMP stated there were reports there may have been fuel leaking from the derailed train cars, but it isn’t known at this time what the train was carrying. 

The incident is being investigated by CN Police.