Barons, AB Auto Crashes Into Canal, Nov 1941
3 MEMBERS OF SOUTH ALBERTA FAMILY ARE KILLED.
CAR CRASHES BRIDGE, FALLS INTO CANAL.
TRAGEDY OCCURS THREE MILES SOUTH OF BARONS SATURDAY NIGHT.
MR. AND MRS. H. HORN AND SON VICTIMS.
Barons, Nov. 3. -- Three members of a well-known Southern Alberta family met death Saturday night when their car crashed through the railing of an irrigation bridge over the main canal of the Lethbridge Northern irrigation district. The fatal accident occurred sometime after 8 o'clock three miles south of Barons, and the dead are MR. and MRS. HENRY HORN and their 21-year-old son, EMIL, all of Vulcan.
The HONRS were reported driving home from a day's shopping in Lethbridge when their Ford car left the bridge over the canal and plunged into six feet of water. The car dropped probably 30 feet, landing upside down with only the rear wheels showing above the surface of the water. It is believed all three met instant death.
There were no eye witnesses, the accident being discovered by another motorist, MRS. BRUCE CLARK of Barons, who happened along on her way home from Lethbridge. Noticing the broken railing on the side of the bridge, she stopped to investigate. She saw the wheels of an overturned car and notified the police at once.
Members of the R.C.M.P. investigated and found that all three members of the party in the car had been drowned. The driver of the machine was the son EMIL. Dr. E. H. Freeze, coroner, ordered an inquest, which was convened and then adjourned to 2 p.m. Friday at Barons. The bodies were removed to Flock's funeral home, Lethbridge. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Vulcan.
It required two hours for the police, aided greatly by local residents, to recover the car from the icy waters of the canal. Block and tackle and a tractor were used in this operation.
The HORN family operated a farm east of Vulcan and have long resided there. Surviving are two daughters, MARGARET, in training for a nurse at Galt hospital, and her sister, attending high school at High River.
Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1941-11-03