Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1977, April 16 - Woman hit on bridge, Lancaster, CNR., Kingston sub., one fatality

Ottawa Journal 18 April 1977

A 27-year-old Cornwall woman whn was struck hv a Montreal toToronto passenger train while chasing her dog across a railway bridge Saturday was one of three area persons to die in weekend mishaps.
Police said Jennie Hilda Binette was hit by the CNR Rapido train at 11:55 a.m. as she ran after her dog on a bridee spanning the Raisin River, just north of Lancaster.
Binette was pulled from the river by a group of fishermen, and died in Cornwall's Hotel Dieu Hospital about 45 minutes later.

Ottawa Citizen 18 April 1977

Cornwall woman dies when struck by train
LANCASTER (Staff) A family fishing trip ended in tragedy Saturday when a Cornwall woman was struck and killed by a train near Lancaster.
Jenny Binette, 27, of 763 Glengarry Blvd., was chasing her dog across a CNR bridge over the Raisin River, one mile west of Lancaster, when she was struck by the westbound train shortly before noon.
Binette was on the weekend outing with her husband Maurice and their two children.

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