Two dead in collision between Via Rail train and car in Quebec

By on June 3, 2014


Quebec

ST. LIBOIRE, QUEBEC — A collision between a Via Rail passenger train and a car in Quebec has left two people dead.

The incident took place in St-Liboire, south of Montreal.

Via Rail confirmed the death of a passenger in the car.

Quebec provincial police later confirmed the death of a second person, with some reports saying it was a young child.

Via Rail is advising there will be delays on its Montreal-Quebec City route today.

Police say the accident occurred about 7:10 a.m. at a level crossing.

The impact was so violent the car was cut in two.

Saint-Liboire is a small municipality near Saint-Hyacinthe, where Via has a train station.