Pharr, TX Train And Automobile Collision, Mar 1952


Pharr, March 23 -- A collision between a convertible and a Missouri Pacific train six miles south of here early Sunday morning injured eight persons, one of them seriously.
Still unconscious in Grandview Hospital at Edinburg is MARINO RODRIGUES PENA, 22, of Alamo. Hospital attendants said he suffered injuries about the head.
Four others were admitted to the McAllen Municipal Hospital.
They are:
FERNANDO CONCHE, 23, with back injuries.
JOSE MONCIVAIS, 18, scalp lacerations.
ELIZAR CHAPA, 21, face lacerations.
JOSE VILLARREAL, 25, fractured jaw.
TITO LIVAS, 21, treated and released.
LEOPOLDO REYES, 22, treated and released.
LINO AUGUSTIN GONZALEZ, 23, treated and released.
All were passengers in the car driven by PENA. The State Highway Patrol reported them all from Alamo although CHAPA and VILLARREAL told hospital attendants they were in the U. S. Air Force and U. S. Army respectively.
The canvas-topped car was in collision with the train at a crossing on U. S. Highway 281 about 2:20 a.m., according to State Highway Patrolman S. M. Moxley.

Valley Morning Star Harlingen Texas 1952-03-24