St. Anthony, IN Auto And Train Collision, Aug 1930

SIX KILLED IN TRAIN CRASH.

FREIGHT TRAIN DEMOLISHED AUTO AT ST. ANTHONY, IND.

St. Anthony, Ind., Aug. 25. (AP) - A trip from a farm to St. Anthony to obtain water, needed because of the extended drought, resulted in tragedy here yesterday. Six members of a family were killed and three seriously injured when their auto was struck by a Southern Railway freight train.
WILLIAM HEDINGER, 35, driver of the car, apparently did not see the approaching train, his view obstructed by a cut of cars on a siding. Besides HEDINGER, those killed were his brother, THEODORE, 11, his sister, IRENE, 10, his mother-in-law, MRS. JOHN BIEKER, 55, and her two grandchildren, LEOLA and BERNICE BIEKER, eight and four years old.
MRS. WILLIAM HEDINGER, 34, JOHN BIEKER, 55, and MARIE BIEKER, aged three, another grandchild, were injured.

Evening Independent Massillon Ohio 1930-08-25