Winnipeg, MB Train Hits Auto, May 1943


One person was killed and two others were gravely injured when the car in which they were riding collided with a Canadian Pacific freight train at about 1 a.m. Sunday, on the railway crossing at Keewatin Street.
MRS. HARRY TAYLOR, 118 College Street, St. James, was killed and BERTHA DAVIES, of 118 College Street, and DON VINCENT, 46, of Stony Mountain, Man., driver of the car were injured.
MISS DAVIES' injuries were undetermined this morning, and VINCENT suffered a fractured tibula. Both were detained in Winnipeg General Hospital where the girl's condition is reported fair, and VINCENT'S good.
It was believed that VINCENT set his vehicle into motion after one train had traversed the crossing and crashed into the freight train coming on the other track which he evidently failed to see. VINCENT had waited at the crossing while the first train passed, it was stated.
Provincial Coroner Dr. Russel Gorrell, ordered the body taken to Kerr's funeral home pending arrangements.

Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1943-05-17