Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1960, October 10 - Crossing accident near Pointe au Chene, CPR, Lachute sub., two dead

From the Ottawa Citizen 11 October 1960.

Two Killed In Train, Car Crash
POINTE AU CHENE (Special) Two men were killed when their car was struck by a CPR passenger train at a level-crossing here Monday night.
Dead are: Charles L'Ecuyer, 46, and Anatol Laflamme, 46, both of L'Orignal, Ont. Pointe Au Chene is located 55 miles east of Ottawa and L'Orignal 15 miles west of Hawkesbury.
The vehicle struck the engine of the train and was dragged 300 feet before the train was able to stop. A crane was brought in from Montreal to pull the car from beneath the engine.
Investigating Quebec Provincial Police said the train, bound for Montreal from Otlawa on the north shore of the Ottawa River, was held up tor nearly three hours. No one on the train was injured.
Visibility was clear when the accident occurred at 6.39 p.m. and the train was reported to have been moving at about 60 miles an hour.
Mr. L'Ecuyer was married and was the father of three children. He was employed as a laborer at L'Orignal.
Mr. Laflamme worked as a milkman at L'Orignal. He leaves his wife and one child.

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