Americus, GA, Train Hits Automobile at Crossing, Nov 1929
29 Nov 1929 - "Train Hits Car to Kill Two and Injure Children," The Americus Times
Recorder, Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, page 1.
Headline: "...RE KILLED IN CRASH...." Killed were Benjamin F. Goss, a planter from Preston, Georgia, his daughter, Mrs. B.H. (Katie) McKinnon, and one of her sons, Benjamin McKinnon. Her other son, Billy, was crippled in the accident but survived.
1 Dec 1929 - "Witnesses Say Train Dragged Car 200 Yards Down Track," The Americus Times Recorder, Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, page 1. Headline: "WILL PROBE
TRAIN WRECK WHICH KILLED THREE." The Central of Georgia freight train, which had left Jacksonville, Florida, did not stop after the collision with the car that killed the three. Several weeks later, officials from the train company asserted that since the car was on a grade crossing, that it was trespassing on railroad property and the train company was therefore not liable.