Overton, TX Train-Auto Wreck, Mar 1933
Four Dead, One Injured as Auto Struck by Train
TYLER, Texas, March 10 (AP). - Four persons were killed and one injured when a train hit an automobile near Overton late Friday.
The dead: Mrs. Fred Russell, Ella Jean Russell, about 3 years old, a one-year-old son of Mrs. Russell and Fred Russell, 40.
Willie Merl Russell, 6, suffered a concussion of the brain and severe head injuries. He was taken to an Overton hospital with his father.
The family was driving about the oil fields when Russell started across the Overton-Henderson branch of the Missouri Pacific lines. A freight train hit the car directly, killing the two children instantly. Mrs. Russell died in less than an hour. Mr. Russell died at a hospital later.
The family came here about a year ago from Sweetwater. Russell was an oil field worker.
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 11 Mar 1933