Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1935, February 13 - Crossing accident Carleton Place, CPR., Chalk River sub., one fatality.

Ottawa Citizen  14 February 1935

Carleton Place Boy Meets Death
Donald Willoughby, 7, Killed By Train at Crossing. Inquest Ordered.

CARLETON PLACE, Feb. 13 This afternoon at five o'clock as the Pembroke local was proceeding through town on its way north, Donald Willoughby, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Willoughby, was instantly killed at the Lake avenue crossing. So far as can be ascertained, no one saw the accident. The body was discovered about 5.15, lying on the main line track by Geo. L. Wilson and Jas. R. Moore, two railway shopmen, while on their way home from work.
Dr. A. Downing, coroner, and Chief C. R. Irvine were at once notified and after visiting the scene an inquest was ordered, A jury was empannelled this evening composed of W. J. Porterfleld, foreman; Jno. Morris, Abe McFadden, W. Kingston, Herb. Stewart, R. J. McLaren, Wm. Taman, Wm. Heddleston and James Cram. After viewingr the body. the jury adjourned until Thursday afternoon in order that the train crew might be present.

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