A train carrying two children and a service dog crashed into a home in North Bay, Ont., Thursday, killing one child and injuring the other, authorities said.
The two children were not wearing seat belts, said the Ontario Provincial Police.
They were travelling in the family vehicle.
A man was arrested and charged with causing death by careless driving.
The Ontario Provincial Fire Marshal’s Office said in a news release that one person was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and that the children were uninjured.
The train was travelling northbound on the BNSF Railway near Richmond when it came to a stop at a stoplight at around 7:30 a.m.
ET, said police spokesperson Mike Fergus.
It’s not clear why the train derailed.
It is believed to have been travelling southbound on a two-way street when it crashed.
There were two children in the vehicle, according to Fergus, with one child wearing a seat belt and the other with a service harness.
Fergus said the train driver was taken into custody.
Police had been called about a car crash at a home on the northbound side of the intersection.
“The occupants of the car fled from the scene,” Fergus told CBC News.
“Police have yet to find any other vehicles involved in this crash.”