Carlisle, AR Truck And Train Crash, Oct 1945

TRUCK-TRAIN CRASH KILLS 7, INJURES ONE IN ARKANSAS.

Carlisle, Ark. Oct. 21 (AP) - Seven persons were dead and an eighth was reported in a critical condition as the result of the collision of a Memphis-bound Rock Island passenger train known as the "Memphis-Californian," with a dairy truck at a crossing four miles east of Carlisle Sunday.
The dead:
Engineer GEORGE J. KUGLER, 65, Little Rock.
Fireman A. L. FALKNER, 55, Little Rock.
AARON BEGGS, driver of the truck, Carlisle.
MRS. HAZEL BAXTER, 24.
ELIZABETH HAMILTON, 8.
VIRGIE HAMILTON, 6.
and LONNIE ADDISON, all of Carlisle, passengers in the truck.
MRS. BAXTER'S young daughter, RUTH, was reported critically injured.
The train locomotive and five baggage cars were derailed by the impact which demolished the truck. The truck was believed en route to Carlisle to deliver dairy products to a cheese plant.

The Salt Lake Tribune Utah 1945-10-22