Milton, VT Train Wreck, May 1937


MILTON, Vt., May 15--(AP)--Five persons, four of whom were school children, were killed today when an automobile used for transporting the children to school collided with a train two miles south of Milton.

The dead were John C. Vasseur, 37, driver of the car; Rene Larochelle, 11, and her brother Howard, 13; Earl Murray, 10, and Earl Fuller, 14, all of Milton.

The children were en route to school on Saturday to make up for time previously lost.

Investigators said the driver apparently expected a clear track at the grade crossing, unaware of the train.

A light rain was falling at the time, investigators said, and possibly helped obscure the view.

Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden, UT 15 May 1937