Illiopolis, IL Auto And Train Collision, Nov 1946

AUTO CRASH KILLS SEVEN IN ONE FAMILY.

Illiopolis, Ill., - (INS) - The death of seven members of one family in an automobile-train collision near Illiopolis was investigated by county and railroad officials today.
The seven persons were killed last night when their car was struck by an Illinois Terminal Railroad train.
They were:
WILLIAM WITHERELL, 43, driver of the car;
his wife, 38;
his daughter, MELVA, 12;
his three sons, BILLY, 12; EUGENE, 21, and DONALD, 6;
and WITHERELL'S FATHER, 75.

News-Journal Mansfield Ohio 1946-11-11