A 42-year-old White Rock woman was killed when she was struck by an Amtrak train near the White Rock pier in the seaside community south of Vancouver on Sunday evening.
Anita Lewis was out jogging with her husband, who was ahead of her, when she was struck and killed by the northbound train as she crossed the tracks at Marine Drive and Finlay Street at about 9:15 p.m. PT.
“Off duty first responders were on scene within seconds but despite efforts to revive her, the female did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said a statement released by Const. Janelle Shoihet.
Lewis was a mortgage broker who worked for an office in White Rock. Throughout the day, family and friends arrived at the crossing to leave flowers.
Investigators say they are not sure why she stepped in front of the Amtrak passenger train, but it is possible she was unaware of the approaching train when she crossed the track. Suicide and foul play have been ruled out by police.