Erath, LA Train And Vehicles Collide, Nov 1938

THREE ARE KILLED AND FOUR INJURED AS CARS HIT TRAIN.

Erath, La., Nov. 12. (AP) -- Three persons were killed and four injured, two of them seriously, in a dense fog near here today when two trucks and an automobile crashed into a freight train.
The dead:
MICHAEL HARDY, 20, Kaplan.
ELPHADGE MEYER, 17, Leroy.
RESTON FREDERICK, 25, Abbeville.
Dr. Robert Young, coroner of Vermillion Parish, said HARDY and MEYER were killed outright when their rice truck plowed into a freight train at an intersection on the Abbeville-New Iberia highway.
Shortly afterward, the coroner said, a truck occupied by LEMERE and MIRE crashed into the remnants of the first truck.
Then within ten minutes, according to the coroner, an automobile with passengers piled into the overturned freight car on the other side of the highway.

Kingsport Times Tennessee 1938-11-13