Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1956, November 23 - Crossing accident Inkerman, CPR Winchester sub., two fatalities

From the Ottawa Citizen 23 November 1956

Train Taking Fans To Game Hits Auto - Two Farmers Die
INKERMAN (Staff) Two well known Mountain district farmers were killed early this afternoon when their car was struck by a Toronto-bound CPR train at the Van Camp level crossing about two miles west of here. Inkerman is about 30 miles southwest of Ottawa.
Dead are:
Andrew (Dick) Bolton, about 50, of Van Camp.
Lyall Levere, 35, of RR No. 1, Mountain.
Their car was carried almost 100 yards along the railway right-of-way by the CPR's No. 35 diesel powered passenger train that carried a large number of happy football fans to tomorrow's Grey Cup game In Toronto.
The tragedy occurred about 12.40 p.m. on a country road midway between Inkerman and Mountain, the first scheduled stop of the train that had left Winchester, seven miles to the east, at 12.35 p.m.
Travelling 60 MPH
The station agent at Winchester, Robert Ledgerwood, estimated that the train have been travelling between 50 miles and 60 miles per hour at the time of the collision.
Bolton and Levere, believed to have been the only occupants of the car, were killed instantly. The auto was demolished.
Lorne Dixon, station agent at Mountain, told The Citizen that the Toronto-bound train was delayed about one-and-a-half hours. The engineer on the diesel locomotive, Roy Allport, of Smiths Falls, and the fireman, believed to be P. Andre, also of Smiths Falls, were unhurt.
Nearby residents said that there was adequate visibility at the approach to the level crossing. A "railway crossing" sign was situated at the approach.
Life-Long Residents
The bodies were taken to the Lorne Armstrong Funeral Home, South Mountain.
Members of the Morrisburg detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police investigated the mishap.

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