Carol Anne Strudwick died saving Jean Apps from being killed by a train, Toronto, Ontario, July 15, 1964. Jean, 13, and Carol Anne, 14, schoolgirl, were walking between the rails of a railroad track on a trestle over the Don River when a train approached at 25 m.p.h. Carol Anne, who was some distance behind Jean, screamed for her to run toward the end of the trestle about 100 feet away. Jean started to run but stumbled and fell face down on the track just inside one rail. The train was within 125 feet of the trestle when the fireman saw Carol Anne running and extending a hand toward Jean, who had not risen from the track. The engineer set the brakes and shut off the power. Jean was seized by Carol Anne and violently rolled over the rail to a point clear of the train’s path. The train, traveling at decreasing speed, struck and killed Carol Anne. Jean escaped serious injury.
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