Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1950, January 13 - Canadian Pacific - Crossing collision at Chesterville, Winchester sub. One fatality

Ottawa Citizen 14 January 1950

CHESTERVILLE Donald Fyke, 29, was Instantly killed here early yesterday evening when the car he was driving north tin Highway 43 was struck by a fast travelling, westbound special CPR train.
The train, described as "the second 35 CPR special passenger" was said by police to have been travelling approximately 60 miles an hour at the time of the accident. The force of the impact hurled the car a distance of 49 feet, and the body was found 200 feet west of the level crossing. The car was a total wreck.
The level crossing "wigwag" warning was also carried away by the accident.
Cause of the accident was thought by police to have been a heavy rain which was "sheeting down" at the time, obscuring vision and turning .roads into a mass of ice.
Fyke was carried to the home of Mrs. Lyle Marcellus around 7 p.m. where he was pronounced dead by Dr. H. W. Justus.
This was the same crossing where five people were killed in a train car collision on Oct. 5, 1943.
Coroner C. A. Louden, of Morrisburg, has been notified but it is not yet known whether an inquest will be held. Const. Gordon Jack of the OPP Investigated.

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