|Ottawa Journal 4 June 1931|
Level crossing victim.
Fred Tindale, of 81 Smith Street, Orillia, an employe of the McNamara Construction Company, received critical injuries from which he died shortly afterwards when a truck he was driving was struck by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's local train no. 558 at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The accident occurred at a railway crossing on Highway no. 17, five miles west of Renfrew. Tindale was returning from the company's operations at a gravel pit when the truck was hit by the train with terrific force. He was thrown 100 feet suffering a broken neck and severe body injuries. Rushed to Victoria Hospital he was attended by Drs. F. H. Murray and K. L. McKinnon, but died shortly afterwards.
Coroner Wade opened a preliminary inquest at McPhail's funeral parlours.
The body will be taken to Orillia for burial.