Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1956, August 25 - Crossing accident CNR Kingston sub., near Brockville one fatality

From the Ottawa Citizen 27 August 1956

Trucker Killed By Fast Train
By The Canadian Press BROCKVILLE Truck driver Duane King, 19, was killed Saturday when his empty dump truck collided with a passenger train at a level crossing 10 miles east of here.
His mangled body was found lying between the east and westbound railway tracks.
King, of nearby Crystall Rock, was one of seven truck drivers travelling in a convoy to a sand-and-gravel pit. Three had crossed the railway tracks before King's three-ton truck collided with an east-bound pool train en route to Montreal.
The impact sheared the cab from the dump truck. Parts were scattered for 75 yards.

Return to Main Page of Railway Accidents

Updated 14 November 2019