Anna, IL Train And Auto Collision, Oct 1959

I.C. TRAIN HITS CAR, FIVE DIE.

Anna, Oct. 7 (AP) - Five persons in a car were killed at dawn today in a collision with a 100-car Illinois Central freight train at a city crossing unprotected by bells, flasher lights or gates.
The car, carrying three women, a boy and a man, was scooped up by a diesel locomotive and carried nearly a quarter of a mile.
Dead were:
BARBARA BROWN, 24;
PHYLLIS BARBARA MARKS, 26;
MRS. IVA BUESCHER, 46;
DONALD LELAND MARKS, 18;
and LOLO MINTON, 57, the driver.
All were residents of nearby Alto Pass and en route to jobs in Anna.
Young MARKS lived a few minutes after the crash, which occurred at 6:35 a.m. He was dead on arrival at Union County Hospital. Marks was a brother of PHYLLIS MARKS.
Authorities used a wrecking truck to pry loose the car from the front of the locomotive. The bodies of two women were in the car and the others were strewn along the track.
The crash occurred at the Green Street crossing. The track curves before reaching the crossing.

The Decatur Herald Illinois 1959-10-08