A 34-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by a northeast C-train Wednesday evening.
The woman was struck as she and a man tried to cross the tracks along 36th Street and Marlborough Drive NE around 7 p.m.
Police aren’t sure why the woman decided to cross the tracks as the oncoming train was coming, but are investigating whether alcohol was a factor. They are also investigating if the woman was wearing headphones at the time of the collision.
Police said the woman ignored the bells and lights of the train, and that she and the man were near a pedestrian overpass they could have used.
The woman died in hospital of massive head injuries. Her name has not been released yet.