Rochester, IN Auto And Train Crash, Aug 1910
FIVE LIVES ARE LOST IN CRASH.
AUTOMOBILE CUT IN TWO BY A TRAIN IN INDIANA - AND NOT AN OCCUPANT OF THE MACHINE ESCAPED.
BODIES ARE TOSSED INTO THE ADJACENT FIELDS.
FOUR WOMEN AMONG DEAD - HORSE BOLTS AT SIGHT OF HORROR AND YOUNG GIRL MAY DIE.
Special Dispatch To The Enquirer.
Logansport, Ind., August 12. - Four persons were killed and two were injured fatally late today, when an automobile from this city was cut in two by a Lake Erie and Western train, one half mile east of Rochester, Ind.
ECKERT, MISS AGNES, aged 18 years, of Logansport, daughter of Mrs. John Eckert.
ECKERT, MRS. JOHN, aged 47 years, of Logansport.
KEIP, MRS. JOHN O., aged 28 years, of Logansport, wife of the manager of the Columbia Brewing Company.
LAMBERT, CHARLES C., aged 40 years, of Logansport, chauffeur.
WAGNER, MISS ANNA, aged 19 years, of Indianapolis.
ANDERSON, MISS IDA, of Logansport, condition critical.
The party was riding in a touring car owned by John C. Keip, manager of the Columbia Brewing Company here.
All started this afternoon to spend a few days at Lake Manitou.
The chauffeur took the wrong road to the summer resort.
When on a crossroad they suddenly approached a railroad. A high embankment hid the approaching of a Chicago flyer, and the machine was squarely on the track when the locomotive hit it.
Not an occupant of the automobile escaped.
A farmer, who witnesses the accident, says the bodies were hurled high into the air.
Two bodies were found in a field 50 yards from the wreck.
The train, though running 50 miles an hour, was halted within several lengths.
The engine was uncoupled and driven to Rochester for aid.
Dead Taken To Rochester.
Physicians were rushed in automobiles from Rochester and Logansport. The dead and injured were put on the train as soon as first aid had been given the latter and taken to Rochester.
MRS. KEIP died in a hospital at Rochester.
John Eckert was notified of the accident by phone through friends in Rochester, and for nearly half an hour it was believed that the news was a grewsome joke.
Then official notification came from the police at Rochester to the police here, and physicians and relatives started from here.
MISS IDA ANDERSON, of Logansport, was injured seriously in a runaway near the scene of the accident.
Her horse took fright when the train hit the automobile and bolted. Physicians fear that MISS ANDERSON cannot recover.
LAMBERT had been driving a car only three months, it is said.
As the guest of MRS. KEIP, MRS. ECKERT was celebrating her forty-seventh birthday anniversary.
Carl J. Boher, a son of Mrs. Eckert, who had been with the auto party on the trip, was uninjured, as he was waiting at a depot for friends to come on the train that killed his mother.
MISS ANNA WAGNER was a daughter of Peter Wagner, of Union Street, Indianapolis. She was employed by the Central Union Telephone Company in the billing department. She left Saturday for Logansport to spend her vacation with Mrs. Eckert.
The Cincinnati Enquirer Ohio 1910-08-13