Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1996, February 28 - Crossing collision at Cornwall, CNR., Kingston sub., one fatality

Ottawa Citizen 29 February 1996

Driver dies after car strikes passenger train
One man is dead after a passenger train collided with a vehicle at a Cornwall railway intersection Wednesday evening. Around 7:20 p.m. a car carrying three people heading northbound on Boundary Road, east of downtown Cornwall, lost control and stalled on the railroad tracks. The two passengers escaped uninjured but the driver was killed after an eastbound VIA train, heading for Montreal, collided with the car, said Staff Sgt. Richard Carter of Cornwall police. The train was delayed and traffic was rerouted for several hours. The intersection has warning lights and traffic barriers. Falling snow and slick roads are being blamed for the cause of the accident. No names were being released pending notification of next of kin.

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