The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in Terrace on Aug. 26, 2016.
He was Bernard Romeo Desjardins, aged 59, of Terrace.
At about 7 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2016, Mr. Desjardins and a companion were on foot, crossing northbound through the CN Rail yards behind the 3100-block School Road in Terrace. A freight train was proceeding eastbound on the northernmost track of the railyards. The companion was able to get off the tracks before the train came, but Mr. Desjardins was not able to do so, and was struck by the engine. He was deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
Mr. Desjardins’s family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy during this difficult time.