LANGLEY RCMP say that a male struck by a train on Tuesday night in the 6100-block of Glover Road appeared to be wearing headphones and likely did not hear the train approaching.

Police investigation suggests the male, who appears to have been homeless, was walking southwest on the railway tracks just before 10:30 p.m. Crew members sounded the horn and attempted to stop the locomotive but the male was struck from behind. The male appeared to be in his 40’s and was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries early Wednesday morning.

The victim has not yet been identified.