Carrollton, MO Train Crashes With Auto, Aug 1913
SIX ARE KILLED AS TRAIN CRASHES INTO AUTOMOBILE.
THREE WOMEN AND THREE MEN HURLED TO DEATH AT CARROLLTON (MO.) GRADE CROSSING.
Carrollton, Mo., Aug. 15 - Six persons, three women and three men, were hurled to their deaths near here today when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Santa Fe passenger train speeding sixty miles an hour.
The cause of the accident, which occurred at a grade crossing, is a mystery and probably never will be explained, as there were no witnesses to the crash and all members of the motoring party died almost instantly after the train had hurtled the heavy touring car clear of the right of way.
The dead are:
MR. and MRS. CARL FORBES, of Sacramento, Calif.;
and MRS. MABEL WARNER; MRS. WILLIAM ROBERTS; H. R. VANDEVENTER and WILLIAM ROBERTS, all of Brookfield, Mo.
Persons first to reach the wrecked machine said MR. VANDEVENTER, the owner of the car, either had become confused or the engine had died on the tracks. Trains approaching the crossing where the crash occurred can be seen for many yards in either direction by vehicles approaching on the highway.
MRS. FORBES and MRS. WARNER were daughters of MRS. ROBERTS.
The Inter Ocean Chicago Illinois 1913-08-16