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Stratford man hit and killed by train

A Stratford man has been killed by a train.

The Perth County OPP says officers were called to the Goderich Exeter Railway Company line west of Shakespeare just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

An investigation showed a VIA train hit a pedestrian who was on the tracks about half a kilometre west of the village.  The man’s body was found and 27-year-old Robert William McArdle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The VIA train moved on at about 12:30 a.m.  No foul play is suspected.

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