|Ottawa Journal 22 October 1930|
To hold inquest into man's death
Dr. D. S. Macdougall coroner for Russell County is holding an inquest at Embrum this afternoon to investigate the death of Alan Seely farmer living between Cannamore and Embrum who was instantly killed when the car he was driving yesterday morning was struck by the New York Central train at a grade crossing just below Embrum.
The Coroner stated that Seely apparently was at fault as he was driving in the path of the oncoming train and that if he had been looking he would have noticed the train.
Louis Beaudoin, a farmer living in the Embrum district and the train crew will give evidence at the inquest.
Ottawa Journal 23 October 1930
FARMER'S DEATH WAS ACCIDENTAL
After deliberating for about 15 minutes yesterday afternoon, a coroner's jury at Embrum. presided over by Dr D. S. Macdougall, returned a verdict of accidental death in connection with Allan Seely. a farmer living between Cannamore and Embrum, who was instantly killed when the car be was driving Tuesday morning was struck by the New York Central train at a grade crossing just below Embrum.
"That the death was caused by a collision on the right of way without any blame attaching to the railway company." was the finding.
Evidence in connection with the fatality was given by an eye-witness. Louis Beaudoin, a farmer living in the district and the engineer, who claimed that he blew the whistle 150 feet from the crossing.