Meridian, MS Auto And Train Collision, Dec 1957
TWO DIE AFTER AUTO-TRAIN WRECK AT MERIDIAN.
Meridian, Miss. (AP) - A car-train collision last night at a crossing just south of Meridian claimed its second life today.
DONALD EDWARD LEE, 19, died in Rush Memorial Hospital here of head injuries suffered in the crash which killed his date, MARY JO DEARMAN, 18.
The couple was returning home to West Enterprise, a small town 18 miles south of Meridian, when their car and a switch engine crashed.
Officers said there is no automatic signal light at the Highway 11 crossing, although there is a stationary light.
MISS DEARMAN was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dearman. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Delta Democrat-Times Greenville Mississippi 1957-12-12