Marion, IN Auto And Tractor Trailer Collision, Apr 1951


Marion, Ind., April 8 -- (AP) -- A man, two young women and a 4-year-old girl were killed early today in the collision of an automobile and a tractor-trailer five miles south of Marion.
The dead were ARCHIE DELANEY, 45, of Crofton, Ky.; his daughter-in-law, MRS. PEGGY DELANEY, 22, of Detroit; MRS. DELANEY'S 4-year-old daughter, KAY, and MRS. EMMA G. CARTER, 18, of Hopkinsville, Ky., daughter of T. H. Craddock of near Crofton.
MRS. CARTER was enroute to Detroit to join her husband, Truitt Arnold Carter, who was working there.
MRS. DELANEY'S husband, JAMES A. DELANEY, 23, and a 2-year-old son, AUSTIN, were injured critically. They were brought to Marion General Hospital. DELANEY had a broken jaw, internal injuries and a possible skull fracture. His son had a broken left leg and a possible skull fracture.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Indiana Roads 37 and 9 at 1:40 o'clock this morning.
State Trooper Joe Mendenhall said it appeared ARCHIE DELANEY was driving his car at high speed north on Ind. 37 and failed to stop for Ind. 9. The car crashed with a tractor trailer being driven by Edward J. Myers, 29, of Fort Wayne. Myers was not hurt.

Kokomo Tribune Indiana 1951-04-09