Families of First Nations men killed in train collision preparing to say goodbye – CBC

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Families of First Nations men killed in train collision preparing to say goodbye – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202022 Views

Three men died in crash with two-car train near Strathclair last Tuesday

Sep 15, 2020

The families of the men killed in a collision between a train and a van near Strathclair last week are waiting to bring their loved ones home so they can say goodbye.

“Heartbreaking. It’s not just family and friends that are in shock. It’s the whole community,” said Joevine Beaulieu, about his nephew, Phil Houle Jr.

The three passengers — Houle, 45, from Sandy Bay First Nation, Trevor Bone, 25, from Waywayseecappo First Nation, and a 19-year-old man from Dauphin — were all killed.

A van with four people inside was travelling north on Road 126 West when it was hit by a westbound CP train last Tuesday. A spokesperson for CP said the collision involved two locomotives that made contact with the vehicle at a railroad crossing on a rural road adjacent to Highway 16.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/families-of-first-nations-men-killed-in-train-collision-preparing-to-say-goodbye-1.5724190

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