Ottawa Citizen Wednesday 16 April 1980|
Youth dies at scene when hit by train
PRESCOTT (Staff) A Spencerville-area youth was killed at about 2 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a Montreal-bound Via Rail train here.
Dead is 15-year-old Thomas Jordon of RR 2, Spencervillc who was crossing the tracks with a friend Keith Kirkey. Kirkey .was not injured.
The two Grade 9 students attended South Grenvilie District High School here.
Principal Robert Lawn said be didn't know why the boys were not in school but that they had not been there all day.
The boys were crossing the tracks beside the only overpass in town, often used by pedestrians.
Ottawa Journal 16 April 1980
Youth killed by train
PRESCOTT Tommy Jordan, a 15-year-old from Spencerville was instantly killed yesterday when struck by a CNR passenger train here, The youth and a companion, Keith Kirkie, . 14, of Prescott were crossing the main line of the CNR in the north end or Prescott although the Edwards Street , overpass carries trafic over the line 200 metres west of where the boys, chose to cross. Jordan, in the lead, was hit by an east-bound passenger train reported to be travelling at 120 to 130 kilometres per hour. Kirkie stopped before reaching the rails ana was not hurt