Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1977, April 7 - Crossing fatality, Maxville, Canadian National, Alexandria subdivision

Ottawa Citizen 9 April 1977

Maxville woman killed by train
MAXVILLE (Special) Harriet McGillivray, 80, of Maxville, died on the way to hospital Thursday after being hit by a CNR passenger train as she walked across a level crossing.
Provincial police said McGillivray was deaf and apparently did not hear the signal warnings when she stepped in front of the train.
The train was on a regular run from Montreal to Ottawa when the accident happened.
Maxville is 25 miles northwest of Cornwall.

Ottawa Journal 9 April 1977

Pedestrian killed by train
An 80-year-old Maxville woman struck by a passenger train while walking across a level crossing was one of two persons who died in mishaps at the beginning of the Easter holiday.
Provincial police said Harriet Ann McGillivray was hit by an eastbound CNR train at 11 a.m. on Maxville's Main Street level crossing.
McGillivray was deaf and apparently didn't hear the level crossing warning signals, police said.
The Ottawa-to-Montreal train was delayed 32 minutes.

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