The morning express to Montreal (No. 232) was struck behind the engine by a northbound [gravel] truck at the crossing in Leonard and the coaches and heavyweight parlour cars derailed. At least one 2200-class coach (no 2294) rolled on to its side and skidded several hundred feet before coming to a stop (end-on) against large trees, the only thing that protected an occupied CPR house. As this coach bounced along the roadbed, passengers were ejected through the shattered windows and crushed or severely injured. The number killed was 8 immediate, possibly more afterwards.
Bill Linley went to the wreck scene and took these photographs: