Sterling Campbell Death Ottawa Journal Mar 5, 1969
No Lights at Crossing Deaf Motorist Killed An Inquest Jury Tuesdayjilght recommended study of a rural level crossing's fretd for signal lights after hearing a deaf motorist was killed by a CNR freight train Jan. 2. v James Sterling Campbell, of RR 2, Dunrobin, died instantly from multiple Injuries when an eastbound train travelling at 60 m.p.h. hit his car on the. crossing at the March and Torbolton Township line road.. The jury attached no blame In the- night-time accident. The only warning of the train's approach-was its whistle and the bell at the. crossing. .Engineer Joseph Galipeau, of Elgin Street, Lucerne, said he first saw the car when It was 100 yards from the crossing, but It was not slowing up. He gave the order to brake the 36-car train which finally stopped .300 yards beyond the crossslng. George Campbell, who lives a mils from the crossing March Township, said his brother was always very alert when driving because he couldn't hear. The jury also recommended sand snd salt be spread on approaches to the crossing during winter months.