West Jefferson, OH Auto And Train Crash, Mar 1944

TRAIN-AUTO CRASH KILLS 8, INJURES 2.

TRAGEDY OCCURS SUNDAY AT WEST JEFFERSON.

Columbus, March 13. - (AP) - A passenger train and an automobile crashed near here last night, killing eight persons and injuring two others.
The victims, all occupants of the car, were listed by the highway patrol as follows:
MRS. MELISSA SHERMAN, 46, and her two daughters, BETTY, 14, and LENA, 12; MR. and MRS. JOHN LYONS and their three children, SHERELENE, INEZ and a boy whose name was not available immediately. Both families lived just west of Columbus.
Patrolmen said MRS. SHERMAN'S husband, LOUIS C. SHERMAN, and their son, DAVID, 5, were injured. SHERMAN suffered a crushed chest and internal injuries and was in critical condition, while the boy was severely cut and bruised.
The crash sliced the car in two.

Washington Court House Record-Herald Ohio 1944-03-13