Dayton, OH Train and Auto Collision, Oct 1936
OUT FOR FUN, 6 MEET DEATH.
KILLED BEYOND CRASHED GATE OF RAIL CROSSING.
Dayton, O., Oct. 19. (AP) - Six persons, out for an evening of merry-making, met death beyond the crashed safety gate of a rail crossing yesterday when their automobile collided with a fast St. Louis-to-New York passenger train.
OLLIE MAY HALL, 27.
SALLIE HUNTER, 25.
EILEEN McFADDEN, 23.
her husband, DANIEL McFADDEN, 26.
JOHN A. MANGAN, 28.
and IRA TOWLES, 28, all of Dayton.
The women were killed outright. MANGAN died shortly after arrival at a hospital, and TOWLES and McFADDEN within a few hours.
Edward Guiswhite, watchman at the west-end crossing, said gates had been lowered, red light hung from the barriers and a crossing bell was ringing when the accident happened.
Evening News Sault Sainte Marie Michigan 1936-10-19