Florin, PA (near Mt. Joy) Train And Auto Collision Mar 1930

SIX KILLED AS TRAIN HITS CAR ON CROSSING.

THREE MARRIED COUPLES MEET INSTANT DEATH IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT FLORIN, NEAR LANCASTER.

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Lancaster, Pa., March 10. - Six persons, three married couples were killed instantly last night when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a fast Pennsylvania passenger train at a grade crossing in Florin, near here.
The dead have been identified as:
MR. and MRS. ALFRED HOLDEN.
MR. and MRS. GEORGE FRY.
MR. and MRS. JOHN MILLER, all of this city.
No eye witnesses of the accident, one of the worst grade crossing tragedies in the history of the state, have been found.
The men and women had spent the day visiting with Evans Carpenter, in Florin. They left about 9 o'clock last night, he said, and a few minutes later they were strewn along the right of way of the railroad and their automobile was reduced to splinters.
The train was the airway, the newly installed first unit in the trans-continental rail-air route.
Deputy coroner O'Neil of Lancaster County, took statements from the train crew. He said that as far as he could discover there were no eyewitnesses to the accident.
With the train stopped and the crew rushed back to the crossing they found the bodies of the men and women strewn along the tracks - all were dead.

Shamokin News-Dispatch Pennsylvania 1930-03-10