Fort William, ON (near) Truck And Train Collision, Sep 1935
TWO MEN KILLED AS GASOLINE TRUCK AND TRAIN COLLIDE.
ENGINEER AND DRIVER ARE CAUGHT IN SPRAY OF FLAMING FUEL ON TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY.
Fort William, Ont., Sept. 1 - (CP) - Caught in the spray of flaming gasoline, two men were killed and another badly injured in a collision between a gasoline-laden truck and a Canadian Pacific Railway train at a level crossing on the trans-Canada highway 104 miles west of here today.
ROBERT J. ROGERS, Fort William, Canadian Pacific Railway engine driver;
WILLIAM KENT, Fort William, dray proprietor and operator of the truck.
WILLIAM HENDERSON, Fort William, Canadian Pacific Railway fireman.
Details of the collision reaching here, indicated the truck driven by KENT, turned to cross the railway tracks and ran into the side of the engine. The gasoline immediately exploded, showering flames in and over both the cab of the engine and the truck.
Setting the brakes, ROGERS and HENDERSON were said to have jumped from the cab to escape the flames. ROGERS and KENT were killed instantly.
Ottawa Journal Ontario Canada 1935-09-02