Closing arguments to continue today at Lac-Megantic criminal-negligence trial

Closing arguments will continue in Quebec today at the jury trial of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people.

The Crown summed up its case Wednesday and lawyers for two of the three accused are expected to do likewise in a Sherbrooke courtroom beginning this morning.

The lawyer for the third accused will likely address the jury Friday.

On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil from the United States derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 and destroying part of the downtown core.

Tom Harding and former colleagues Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are each facing one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people. They have all pleaded not guilty.

The defence called no witnesses at the trial.