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Firth, ID Train Wreck Kills 3 High School Basketball Players, Dec 1949

Three Players On Idaho Hoop Team Die On Crossing

Firth, Idaho, Dec. 16. – (AP) – Three players on the Firth high school basketball team were killed yesterday in a train-automobile collision. Three others received minor injuries. The boys were returning home from a basketball game when their car was struck at a grade crossing by a Union freight train.

The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 16 Dec 1949

Three Idaho Athletes Killed in Auto Wreck

Firths, Idaho (AP) – Three players on the Firth high school basketball team were killed yesterday in a train-auto collision. Three others received minor injuries.

The dead are Ray H. HYDE, 14; Carl David HANSEN, 17, and his cousin, Charles HANSEN, 17.

The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY 16 Dec 1949



article | by Dr. Radut