Tuscumbia, AL Auto And Train Crash, Oct 1964

CAR-TRAIN CRASH KILLS 7 IN FAMILY.

Tuscumbia, Ala. (AP) - Seven members of a Tuscumbia family and a neighbor were killed Saturday when a Southern Railway train smashed their car at a crossing.
Police said the car was moving about 50 miles per hour. The train was moving about 20 miles per hour, police said, and dragged the wreckage with the victims pinned inside for 265 yards before it could be stopped.
Officers said warning lights were blinking at the crossing.
Dead were the driver, LAURENE THOMAS, 44; MARRIE SUE HARDIN, 25; RONALD HARDIN, 3; WILLIAM HARDIN, JR., 6; MAURICE HARDIN, 1; CATHERINE MARIE HARDIN, 5; and SUSIE MITCHELL, 75.

Lansing State Journal Michigan 1964-10-25