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'Young female' identified as victim in deadly GO train collision in Innisfil

Simcoe County District School Board spokesperson says a letter was sent home to Nantyr Shores families on Wednesday
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South Simcoe police have identified the victim in a deadly GO train collision in Innisfil Tuesday evening as "a young female from the community."

Sarah Kekewich, manager of communications for the Simcoe County District School Board, confirmed to BarrieToday that a letter was sent home to Nantyr Shores Secondary School families on Wednesday. 

"We were saddened to hear about such a tragic loss," said Kekewich. "The letter acknowledged the tragic loss in the community, spoke to the grieving process and provided contact information for support services available." 

The school board's traumatic incident response team was at the Alcona school to support students and staff affected by the loss, Kekewich said.  

A police official said late Thursday afternoon that the case has been closed. 

"The investigation has concluded. Foul play is not suspected," said South Simcoe police spokesperson Sue Sgambati, adding no further information will be released.

Around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, South Simcoe police officers, along with Innisfil firefighters, Simcoe County paramedics and GO Transit safety officers, were dispatched to the Barrie GO Transit line in the area of Sideroad 20 and the 7th Line in Innisfil for a pedestrian struck by a train. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


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