Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1970, November 6 - Crossing collision Petawawa, CPR., Chalk River sub., one fatality

Ottawa Citizen 7 November 1970

Boy killed when hit by train
PEMBROKE (Special) A 15-year-old youth was killed when he was struck by a CP Rail train seven miles west of here.
Dwayne James Peter Barnhardt of RR 1, Petawawa, was hit by the westbound passenger train about 7.15 p.m. Friday at the Biesenthal Road crossing in Petawawa Township. The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating.
Dwayne was the son of Mrs. Theresa Barnhardt.

Ottawa Journal 7 November 1970

Train Hits, Kills Youth- Af Petawawa
PETAWAWA (Staff) Dwayne James Peter Barnhardt, 15, of Pefawawa Township was killed when struck by the-CPR's transcontinental Canadian passenger train, at the Biesenthal Road level crossing at 7.15 p.m. Friday.
The youth's body was carried a short distance and thrown to one side before the train cduld be stopped.
OPP Constable James Mc Gregor said another boy about the same age was hitchhiking with the Barnhardt youth when he started to walk across the tracks in the path of the oncoming train.
He was one of a large family of Mrs. Thcrese Barnhardt, RR 1, Petawawa.

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