Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1962, January 10 - Crossing Accident, Almonte, CPR., Chalk River sub., one fatality

.Ottawa Citizen 11 January 1962

Man Killed At Crossing Saving Car
ALMONTE (Special) An attempt to flag down a Canadian Pacific Chalk River Dayliner to save a 1954 model car cost a Carleton Place man his life last night.
Errol R. Stanzel, 69, a retired storekeeper, died instantly when he was struck by the fast-moving train. The accident occurred at 7.04 p.m., a mile south of Almonte. OPP at Perth who investigated said that the car was stalled on the RR tracks and from the evidence it appeared Mr. Stanzel was trying to flag down the train. The car was demolished.
The west - bound train was driven by Engineer Lyman E. Payne of 1150 Agincourt Rd., Ottawa. The accident was investigated by Sgt. H. H. Peever and Cnst. Gordon Nontell of the Perth Provincial Police detachment.

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