Poughkeepsie, NY Train Strikes Auto, Jul 1911


Motor Failed and Car Stuck on Railway Crossing.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 5--When a West Shore Railroad train rolled into Hihgland{sic} Station tonight the top of an automobile was found on the pilt. Investigation showed that the train had struck an automobile at a crossing half a mile away and instantly killed a chaufefur{sic} named Frank Walters, aged 30, of New York.

Walter's motor had failed just as the car got on the crossing and it was not seen by the engineer, bystanders alleged.

The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Jul 1911