Felton, DE Train Collides With Auto, Apr 1926

FOUR KILLED IN CROSSING CRASH.

MEMBERS OF FAMILY ARE FATALLY INJURED WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO.

Wilmington, Del., April 28. (AP) -- Four members of a family were killed tonight at Felton, when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a train on the Delaware division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
The victims were:
WILBUR B. FRIEDEL, his wife, eldest daughter, RUTH, 17 years old, and GRACE, 13 years old, all of near Felton.
Another daughter, DELMA, 16 years old, is in the Milford Emergency Hospital. She is expected to die.
The accident occurred a few feet from the house of FRIEDEL'S mother, who is eighty years old. The automobile was demolished and the bodies of the occupants were tossed for about fifty feet.
All were badly mangled. The crash drew a crowd to the scene and the dead and injured were picked up and carried to a porch where they remained until the arrival of an ambulance from Milford, twelve miles away. A quick run was made to the hospital but when the ambulance arrived all but one of the victims was dead.

Morning Herald Hagerstown Maryland 1926-04-29