Grapeland, TX Truck And Train Collision, Jan 1955

MISHAP FATAL TO MOTHER, 3 DAUGHTERS.

Grapeland, Texas, Jan. 10 - (AP) - A mother and three daughters were killed today when their truck hit the Missouri Pacific's speeding Texas Eagle passenger train at a crossing here.

The train dragged the truck down the tracks, smashing it into a mail crane.

Killed were:
MRS. FORREST WALLING, 40, Grapeland;
VIRGINIA WALLING, 17;
and twin girls, PAMELA and PAULA, 3.

Seriously injured in a Houston hospital was NANCY FRANKLIN, 9, an adopted child.

Waco News-Tribune Texas 1955-01-11