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A Via Rail train and city bus are seen following a collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18.
OTTAWA — Transportation Safety Board investigators have recovered data recorders from the Ottawa city bus and locomotive involved in Wednesday’s deadly level crossing accident which killed six people.
A board spokeswoman says the agency will have to get some help dealing with the recorder from the double-decker OC Transpo bus because it doesn’t normally deal with bus accidents.
The board has said it may take months to unravel why the crowded bus drove through a lowered safety barrier and ran into the train just outside a Via Rail station in the city’s western suburbs.
Rail crews worked overnight to get the Via Rail passenger train back on the rails.
The crash tore the front off the bus.
Ottawa police have only publicly identified one of the six killed: bus driver David Woodard.