Central Islip, NY Auto And Train Crash, July 1952


Central Islip, N.Y., July 20 - (AP) - Death ended a happy family get together today when a Long Island Railroad train smashed into an automobile, killing seven people.
The crash tossed three bodies clear and left four in the car's burning wreckage.
Six of the victims were identified as relatives.
The dead, as identified by police were:
PAUL LAMBER, 47, butcher, of Islip Terrace.
MRS. LAMBER, about 37, his wife.
Three sisters of MRS. LAMBER - FRANCES HUNTER, 44, of East Hempstead; CATHERINE DEMPSEY, 44, of Cambridge, Mass., and MRS. MARGARET HARRIS, about 40, of Cohassette, Mass.
MRS. HARRIS' daughter, SHEILA, 11.
HAROLD EDWARD O'DONNELL, about 9, of New York.
The seven apparently had been on a gay outing and were returning to the LAMBER home.

The Decatur Herald Illinois 1952-07-21