Mother and child die in Joliette train accident
A 32-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son are dead after the SUV they were in was hit by a Via Rail passenger train just outside Joliette this morning.
The crash happened just before 10 a.m. at a level crossing in the community of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies.
There was no barrier at the crossing, and police believe thick fog in the area may have played a part in the accident.
None of the 21 passengers on the Jonquière-to-Senneterre train were hurt. The train had just made a stop at the station in Joliette.
Buses were put into service to transport the passengers to their destination.
Photo: La Presse