On December 18, 2011 at 2:13 am, Rainy River District OPP responded to a serious incident involving a pedestrian and train at the Canadian National (CN) Railway main yard in Ft. Frances.

Justin Degagne, age 28 years of Ft. Frances was killed when he was struck by a westbound departing freight train. The incident occurred just west of the area known as the Volunteer Bureau.

Rainy River District OPP, the OPP North West Region Identification Unit, the Ft. Frances Crime Unit investigated the incident in conjunction with CN Railway Police and no foul play is suspected.