QUINTE WEST, Ont. — A Quinte West man died after his car collided with a westbound CN Rail freight train Wednesday morning, disrupting rail traffic along two of the busiest corridors in Ontario for the second time in a week.
Police were called to the scene at a level crossing near Trenton, about 170 km east of Toronto, shortly after 10 a.m.
The demolished front end of the red sedan was pinned against the front of the train engine.
All train service between Toronto and Montreal and Toronto and Ottawa, including Via Rail, CN and CP, was suspended, but Via service resumed just after 1 p.m.
Police provided few details about the crash.
CN spokesman Jim Feeney said the track wasn’t damaged.
The same routes were out of service last Friday after a CN freight train derailed and one of its cars hit a Via Rail passenger train carrying more than 300 people. Train 47 was en route from Ottawa to Toronto when the crash happened near Gananoque, just east of Kingston, around 3 p.m. Passenger service didn’t resume until Saturday morning.
One passenger sustained minor injuries in that crash.