Three Graffiti Writers Killed by VIA Train in Montreal

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

montreal graffiti deaths

Early Sunday morning, October 31st, three teens were struck by a Montreal bound VIA train in the Turcot yards, a popular place for bombing.

The teenagers, aged 17, 18 and 19, had jumped over a concrete wall to spray-paint graffiti under the west side of the Turcot interchange, said Const. Annie Lemieux.

“This is a pretty dangerous spot for hearing trains because you don’t hear them coming as well as you should,” she said. “It’s possible they didn’t hear the train coming fast enough to move off the tracks, so that’s what investigators will be trying to understand.”

Two other young men who were with the victims were not injured but were treated for shock. At first, police said they could face charges of trespassing and mischief, but the force now says no charges will be laid.

Though none of the victims names have been released, one of the graffiti writers killed was Jays from the FUNK crew. Below is a video playing tribute to some of Jays graffiti work.

Read the full article here.

One Comment

  • Mikes November 3, 2010, 6:29 am

    So sad to hear about a young writes death, and in this case several. RIP.

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