Laprairie, QB Auto And Train Crash, Aug 1935
SEVEN KILLED IN CAR CRASH AT LEVEL CROSSING.
AUTO SMASHES INTO SPEEDING TRAIN - ALL VICTIMS OF SAME FAMILY.
(By Canadian Press)
Montreal, Aug. 12 - Seven members or relations of one Waterville, Me. family lay in the morgue here Sunday night, victims of a terrific level crossing smash when their heavy automobile was struck by a Diesel-engine Canadian National railways train at the Montreal-St. John's Highway crossing late Saturday.
The accident occurred three miles south of the little village of Laprairie and 15 miles from here.
The dead are:
CHARLES TALBOT, 61, Waterville, Me.
MRS. CHARLES TALBOT, nee APPOLINE LAPIERRE, his wife.
OVIDE TALBOT, 33, Waterville, Me.
HIPPOLYTE TALBOT, 33, Waterville, Me.
MRS. GEORGES GENESSE, nee PAULINE LAPIERRE, 59, Magog, Que.
Rev. Brother Laurentien (THOMAS TALBOT), 32, of the Order of Les Freres de l'Education Chretienne.
Rev. Brother Maximillien (GIRARD TALBOT), 30, of the same order.
The automobile and train were traveling at high speed at the time of the crash. Three of the automobile's seven occupants were killed instantly, three others died within a few minutes of the accident and the seventh died on route to hospital.
The force of the collision was such the two-coach train was derailed. The crossing has neither crossing gates nor wig-wag system of protection, but is well provided with warning signs and the usual
The Winnipeg Tribune Manitoba Canada 1935-08-12