From the Ottawa Journal 1 December 1944
Train Wrecks Truck at Smiths Falls
The heavy snowstorm yesterday was blamed for several accidents, the major, one coming when Arol McMullen, Newbliss, and L. Edwards, Smiths Falls, narrowly escaped death or injury when the former's truck was struck by a Smiths Falls-bound passenger train coming from Brockville at the Chalmers street crossing.
The truck was virtually demolished, but both McMullen; and Edwards escaped unscathed. Police said the truck skidded on to the tracks as McMullen applied the brakes. The train was in charge of Engineer M. O'Connell, and Conductor R. Macklin, of Ottawa.