Bluff City, TN Train-Auto Wreck, Feb 1926

Woman Dies In Crash

Two Others May Die from Injuries in Auto Crash.

[By Associated Press.]
Bristol, Va., Feb. 2.-Mrs Machael T. Bush, of Thurmond, W. Va., is dead and her husband is baldy injured; Salina Bush, their daughter, was painfully bruised, and another unidentified girl from Beckley, W. Va., is perhaps fatally hurt as the result of their car crashing into Southern Railway train No. 26 at Bluff City, Tenn., eleven miles from here, at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon.

Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA 3 Feb 1926

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Third Victim Dead After Crossing Crash

[By Associated Press.]
Bristol, VA.-TENN., Feb. 6.-The toll of deaths from railroad crossing accidents has been increased by three as the result of a collision at Bluff City, ten miles from here, between an automobile and Southern Railway train No. 26. The death toll in a local hospital this morning of Serena Brubeck, 10, was added to the death of her uncle, M.T. Bush, 41, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Bush, the other victim, died last Wednesday, the day of the accident.

One little girl, Gertrude Brubeck, 13, is the sole survivor from among the occupants of this car. She has almost recovered and has gone to Beckley, W. Va., with her parents and the remains of her sister.

In the crash last Wednesday, which resulted in the total demolition of the automobile, all four of the occupants were knocked unconscious. Mr. Bush, who was driving, said afterward that he failed to see the oncoming train on account of some box cars on a sidetrack obscuring his vision. The train was late and was making great speed.

Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA 7 Feb 1926