Montreal. William Eccles of Montreal, engineer on an eastbound express and passenger train, was killed today when his train collided with derailed cars of a westbound freight train 1 1-2 miles east of Cardinal, Ont., Canadian National Railway officials announced here.
The 95-car freight train was just abreast of the eastbound train on double tracking when about 25 cars were derailed. The eastbound train collided with the cars.
A fireman, W. Houle, of Verdun. Que., was "slightly injured," but there were no passengers hurt, railway officials said.
Seven express cars and two coaches on the eastbound express and passenger train were derailed when it collided with the freight cars. Cause of the freight car derailment was not known, officials said, and an investigation will be conducted.
A relief train pulled the coaches to Brockville and they were re-routed to Montreal.