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.
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