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March 7, 2007
One person dead and two injured as car gets hit by VIA Rail train in southwestern Ontario
One person is dead and two women were in hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday night after their car was clipped by a VIA Rail passenger train at a
track crossing approximately 8-kilometres west of Guelph, Ontario.

The train was en route to Sarnia from Toronto at 12:17 p.m. ET when the collision occurred, said VIA Rail spokeswoman Catherine Kaloutsky to CBC News
Online.  Wellington County OPP said a 1996 Toyota carrying three occupants were clipped in the rear by the westbound train.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two who were injured were airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital, police said.  A spokeswoman for
the hospital declined to provide information about their condition other than to say that the two injured women remain in hospital.  The names of the dead and
injured have not been released, and the OPP is investigating.

The train was carrying 130 passengers and three crew members, all who were uninjured in the accident.  Passengers were driven by bus to their final
destinations.

CAW National Council represents on-board crew members and off-board employees and customer service representatives at VIA.