A fatal accident occurred this morning at 6:42 on the Canadian National Railway track, one half mile west of Stoney Creek station.
Mrs. Mary Wingott, who was going east on the track to take the train for Hamilton, as she worked in Hamilton, meeting the train coming from the east on the north main line, stepped over on the south main line and was walking on the edge of the track on the south side of the track.
A working train coming from the west, the engineer, unable to see her for the smoke of the passing train, did not see her until he was within about 20 feet of her when she turned and looked back. She was thrown about 80 feet, and her skull injured, leg broken and instantly killed.
Coroner Thompson instructed Constable McComber to draft a jury on the inquest.
She is the wife of George Wingott, leaving a family of two, a boy and a girl. She carried some life insurance.