Frederic, WI School Bus Crushed By Train, Nov 1938

FOUR DIE WHEN TRAIN SMASHES SCHOOL BUS.

THREE CHILDREN, WOMAN DRIVER ARE KILLED NEAR FREDERIC.

Frederic, Wis., Dec. 1 (AP) - A fast Soo Line passenger train demolished a rural school bus at a crossing near here late yesterday, killing the farm woman driving it and three of its eight young passengers.
The dead:
MRS. ADRIAN COVEY, of Frederic Township, the driver.
JOYCE LIND, 6, daughter of Julius Lind of Frederic Township.
LENWOOD LAWSON, 12, and LEROY LAWSON, 10, son and daughter of Evan Lawson of Luck, Wis.
Doctors at the Frederic Hospital said three of the five grade school children who were injured had suffered skull fractures. They were:
GLORIA COVEY and BILLY COVEY, children of the bus driver.
ALLEN BURNS, son of J. Burns of Frederic, who also suffered a fractured hip and internal injuries.
DONALD LIND, brother of the girl killed, escaped with minor bruises, while BERT LARSON, son of Martin Larson of Frederic Township, sustained a back injury.
The accident occurred at a town road crossing about two miles from here. MRS. COVEY, employed by the North Star school in Luck Township, was taking the children home from their classes.
Coroner J. C. Park of Polk County, said the bus was going upgrade and he believed it may have stalled on the tracks in the path of the north-bound Minneapolis-to-Duluth train. One of the injured children, Park said, told him they did not notice the train until it was about 20 feet from the bus.
He ordered an inquest Friday afternoon.

The Rhinelander Daily News Wisconsin 1938-12-01