New details are being released by the BC RCMP about the investigation into last week’s train derailment on northern Vancouver Island that killed three rail workers.
RCMP Spokesperson Cpl. Janelle Shoihet has confirmed the case is now being handed over to WorkSafe BC and the Transportation Safety Board.
Shoihet says there is no indication of criminality.
The incident happened last Thursday morning in the community of Woss, when train cars loaded with logs hit a speeder containing five people.
The rail cars were not connected to a train engine at the time when they derailed, dropping logs and then hit a nearby excavator.
200 people live in Woss so most know the victims, whose names have not been released.