Nampa, ID Train And Auto Collide, Jun 1959


Nampa (UPI) - A Nampa mother of seven and her 21-year-old son were fatally injured Saturday in a train-car accident just outside the Nampa city limits near the Meridian Wood Products Plant.
The Canyon County sheriff's office identified the victims as MRS. ROSE JAMESON, 47, and her son BILLY JOE, of Route 5, Nampa. MRS. JAMESON died instantly and her son was dead on arrival at a local hospital.
Both persons were thrown from the auto by the force of the collision. Their deaths raised the Idaho traffic toll to 57 for the year, compared to 101 last year at this time.
The deaths were the first from a train-car accident within Canyon County this year, Sheriff Dale Haile said. Six other persons have died on the county's highways this year.
The engineer of the four-car Union Pacific train was Carl Harrison, Nampa. Other members of the crew were identified by the sheriff's office as conductor W. C. Stine and fireman Orville H. Cunningham, both of Nampa.
The work train struck the right rear of the car, shoving it through a cattle guard. The auto came to rest about 20 feet from the crossing on the right-hand side of the track.
The train stopped between 75 and 100 yards west of the crossing.

Idaho State Journal Pocatello 1959-06-28