Auburn, NY Train And Auto Crash, Mar 1930

FOUR GIRLS AND FOUR YOUTHS ARE VICTIMS OF TRAIN-AUTO CRASH.

PARTY RODE IN LIGHT SEDAN INTO PATH OF GASOLINE COACH ON AUBURN BRANCH OF NEW YORK CENTRAL NEAR AUBURN, N.Y. - THEIR BODIES SCATTERED ALONG TRACK FOR 300 FEET, MACHINE HURLED 50 FEET BY IMPACT - CROSSING SCENE OF MANY ACCIDENTS.

Auburn, N.Y., March 24. - (AP) - The bodies of eight victims of a grade crossing death, four girls and four youths, were in mortuaries here today, while authorities strove to fix the identities of the young women.
The party rode in a light sedan into the path of a gasoline coach on the Auburn branch of the New York Central Railroad at Shoemaker crossing near here, last night, and their bodies were scattered for 300 feet along the tracks. Identification of the young women was difficult.
The four youths were:
EARL I. BESAW, FRANK STRAUS, EDWARD CHELDREN and DARIUS AULETTA, all of Syracuse.
The coach, traveling downgrade at high speed, caught the sedan broadside, hurled it against a house 50 feet away. Twenty-five or thirty passengers in the coach were shaken but none was hurt.
Railroad officials said a rad danger signal was flashing at the time. The front end of the railroad car was badly damaged.
The crossing has been ordered eliminated because of a number of previous fatal accidents.

Kokomo Tribune Indiana 1930-03-24