Dave Woodard has been identified by CBC as the bus driver in the deadly Ottawa train and bus collision that took place Wednesday morning.

At 8:48 a.m., an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train collided near Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road, killing at least six people, including Woodard, and injuring many more.

Passengers on the double-decker bus said people screamed before the bus drove through the safety barrier at the crossing.

Several witnesses described the incident to The Canadian Press.

Alex Begin, a passenger, said the driver applied the brakes after people started yelling.

"I don't know, too early in the morning? He just wasn't fully conscious or something," he said. "Because until people started yelling, I guess he didn't even realize what was going down."

Romi Gupta, who got on the bus at its last stop, said the driver seemed "OK."

"I got in a minute before and I said hello to him and he was fine," she said.

CBC's Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco tweeted two descriptions of Woodard, a 10-year OC Transpo veteran.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

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  • OC Transpo bus that collided with a VIA Rail passenger train at the Fallowfield Station in Ottawa.

  • Side view of the VIA Rail train that collided with an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa.

  • Officials investigate at the scene of a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A woman holds her head while sitting on a bus brought in for for people who were involved in a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • Police block off a city bus following a collision with a Via Rail train in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • A police officer checks the scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • A man carries a child following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • The scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • The scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and city bus are seen following a collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and city bus are seen following a collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • People are helped following a Via Rail train and a city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The front end of the bus was severely damaged.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The front end of the bus was severely damaged.

  • @ohpinion8ted: "It ain't good. People definitely injured or worse. #ottnews #ottawa pic.twitter.com/CPweyGCaHX"

  • Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road