|Ottawa Citizen 18 December 2000|
Vars woman killed by VIA train
A 39-year-old Vars woman is dead after being struck by a Montreal-bound VIA Rail train, yesterday.
The incident happened in a wooded area several hundred metres from any road or crossing, between Frank Kenny Road and Bearbrook Road in Vars, just east of Ottawa. Police were notified at about 3-45 p.m.
The woman lived at Residence Champagne, a mental health facility. Town residents assumed the warning bells on the tracks were stuck again, until police and firefighters arrived.
No passengers were hurt and the train was able to continue its journey at about 5:55 p.m. Police say there's no indication of foul play.