Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1936, August 1 - Man Killed by Train near Alexandria, CNR., Alexandria sub.

Ottawa Citizen 1 August 1936

Alexandria Man Killed By Train
Allan Snider, 78, Was Returning From Fishing Trip When
ALEXANDRIA. Aug. l. - Returning from a fishing trip. Allan Snider, 78. of Alexandria, was struck and killed by the nine oclock Canadian National Railways Ottawa-Montreal express about a mile and a half east of this place.
The engineer of the train reported at Glen Robertson that he thought his locomotive had struck something on a curve east of Alexandria and asked that an investigation take place immediately. Sectionmen investigated and found the badly mangled body of the elderly gentleman, who was later identified as Mr. Snider, a well known stonemason of this town. It was ascertained that Mr. Snider, who was stone deaf, was on his way home from a fishing expedition walking  along the right of way.
Dr. D.J. Dolan, chief coroner for Glengarry viewed the remains and will conduct an inquest some time next week. Constable M. Seger of Alexandria is investigating the fatality.

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