Macon, GA Train And Auto Collision, Dec 1942

THREE ARE KILLED IN CROSSING CRASH.

TRAIN CREW AND ARMY PRIVATE DIE AS PASSENGER TRAIN HITS AUTO AT MACON.

Macon, Ga., Dec. 18 (AP) -- A collision between a southbound Central of Georgia passenger train and an automobile at a road crossing here killed three persons and derailed the locomotive and four coaches early today.
The victims were:
ROBERT C. FERRELL, engineer.
JOE WHITE, fireman, both of Macon.
Private ROBERT R. PACKARD of nearby Cochran Field, whose charred body was removed from the burned automobile.
Conductor W. C. McCamy of Albany, Ga., said the action of Engineer FERRELL in running his engine clear of the flaming auto, before applying emergency brakes, probably saved many passengers from injury.

Cumberland Evening Times Maryland 1942-12-16