MONCTON, N.B. – Codiac RCMP have determined that Thursday’s fatal collision between a pedestrian and a VIA Rail passenger train was neither accidental nor criminal in nature.

A 27 year-old Moncton man was struck by a train yesterday shortly after 5pm on the tracks between Elmwood Drive and Mill Road.

Police say the man was on the tracks, and the train did not have time to stop.

The man died at the scene.

The victim has not been identified as police look to notify his family.