Yucca, AZ Pickup Truck And Train Crash, Mar 1958


Yucca, Ariz. (AP) - A Navajo Indian couple and their four children were killed last night when a passenger train smashed into their pickup truck at a twilight darkened crossing.
Sheriff's Deputy Todd Long said the Chicago-to-Los Angeles Santa Fe Chief hit the truck broadside and pushed it for about a mile.
Long said the truck, which was demolished by the impact, was stopped at the crossing but that he didn't know why.
He identified the dead as:
DALE NELSON, 29, a Santa Fe section hand;
his wife ELSIE, 23;
two sons, TIMSON, 7, and DAVID, 3;
and two daughters, HELEN, 6, and SARAH, 1.
The deputy estimated the train was traveling between 90 and 100 m.p.h.

The Oshkosh Northwestern Wisconsin 1958-03-07