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Train and fuel truck collide, Dymond Township man killed

RICK OWEN
RICK OWEN
HIT BY A TRAIN Photographed are the remains of a UPI fuel truck following a fatal collision with a train on Mini Farm Road, just north of Earlton, yesterday. Killed in the accident was 40-year-old John Nethercott, driver of the fuel truck.

RICK OWEN

Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 08:00

Local News - Kirkland Lake:

One man is dead as the result of a collision at a level crossing between a passenger train and a fuel truck.

The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. March 10, at a level crossing on Mini Farm Road, two kilometers North of Earlton.

Killed in the accident was the driver of the UPI fuel truck John Nethercott, 40, of Dymond Township.

He was transported by ambulance to Timiskaming Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At the time of the accident Nethercott was driving eastbound on Mini Farm Road when his truck came into collision with a southbound passenger train. The train, which consisted of two engines and four cars, did not leave the track as a result of the accident.

The impact caused the train to lose about 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

No one on the train was injured.

Officers at the scene advise that the spill is not an immediate danger to residents. The Earlton an Englehart Volunteer Fire Departments attended the scene to assist. The Ministry of Environment is at the scene and is assessing the impact on the environment. As well an OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigator and Dangerous Goods Officers are also investigating the accident.


ID- 60886


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