Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1972, January 17 - Crossing collision, Long Sault, CNR Kingston Sub. two fatalities

From Ottawa Citizen 17 January 1972

Rapido moving at 75 mph
truck-train crash kills two
CORNWALL (Special) Two teenagers were killed in truck-train collision Saturday one mile northwest of Long Sault.
The quarter-ton truck driven by Daniel Zeran, 18, of RR 1, Newington, piled into the baggage car of the Montreal-bound Rapido at 1.12 p.m. Brent Evans, also 18, of Main Street in Newington was a passenger in the truck. Both were killed instantly.
The two wrere driving to Cornwall on the Wales Road. The train's engineer told police he sensed the truck would not be able to stop at the level crossing and tried to halt the train, which was travelling at about 75 m.p.h.
The truck struck the train, spun around, and was dragged one mile down the track.
It took more than an hour to remove the truck and the bodies from beneath the train.
The victims were both Grade 13 students at Osnabruck District High School in lngleside

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