Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1991, February 24 - A VIA Rail kills a pedestrian at Vars, CNR., Alexandria sub.



Ottawa Citizen 25 February 1991

Train kills pedestrian in Vars A mentally handicapped woman was hit and killed Sunday by a passenger train in Vars.
The victim has been identified as Carol Louise Greene, 51. Greene had lived at Gregoire Residence in Vars, a home for the mentally handicapped, for 3 years.
Vars is 25 kilometres southeast of Ottawa.
Lucien Goyette, residence manager, said Greene and another patient were walking along the tracks about noon Sunday and became confused when they heard the approaching train's whistle and walked in front of the train.



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