Vaiden, MS Auto And Train Collision, Aug 1958
FIVE KILLED IN WRECK NEAR VAIDEN; ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN HITS AUTO.
By the Associated Press.
Five persons were killed yesterday when their car was hit by the Illinois Central's streamliner, the City of New Orleans, at a crossing near Vaiden, Miss.
The dead were:
LEON PITTMAN, about 43, driver of the car;
STELLA PIKE, 52;
ROBERT JOHNSON, 25;
JACK HUGHES, about 50;
and FLOYD ELLIS, about 28.
ELLIS was from Chicago, the others from near Vaiden.
The train engineer, N. B. Cooper, told officers the car drove onto the tracks in front of the train and there was not time to stop. Deputy Sheriff H. R. Michie said the 22-car coach train, en-route from New Orleans to Chicago, was traveling almost 80 miles an hour at the time of the crash.
Greenwood Commonwealth Mississippi 1958-08-18