|Ottawa Citizen 6 February 1990|
Couple die in train-car crash
An elderly Cornwall couple was killed when a VIA Rail passenger train struck their car at an unprotected level crossing near Lancaster Monday night.
Killed in the 7:35 p.m. accident were Hector Provost, 70, and his wife, Rhea, 65. Ontario Provincial Police and the National Transportation Agency are investigating.
The crash occurred on a snow-covered, dirt road about three kilometres east of Lancaster, said OPP Staff. Sgt. Jim McWade.
Lancaster is about 70 kilometres southeast of Ottawa.
There are no warning lights or barriers at the crossing. A stop sign and railway-crossing sign are on either side of the crossing, McWade said.
The 110 passengers on the Toronto-to-Montreal train were not injured, said VIA spokesman Dianne Graham.