Helena, AR Auto And Train Crash, Jun 1959
SEVEN IN FAMILY PERISH IN CRASH.
Helena, Ark. (AP) - Seven members of a Negro family were killed when a Missouri Pacific passenger train crashed into an automobile at a rural crossing near here.
State Trooper Dwight Galloway said the train dragged the car 400 feet along the track after hitting it broadside Friday.
Killed were ORANGE JONES, 64, of West Helena, his 37-year-old wife WILLIE, and their five small children ranging in age from nine months to seven years.
Two of the children were by previous marriages of the couple.
Beatrice Daily Sun Nebraska 1959-06-14