Marshall, TX Waterworks Hill Auto Wreck, March 1936

Woman is Killed, Four Injured in Auto-Truck Crash

Special to the news.
Marshall, Texas, march 21.- One person was killed and four others injured in an automobile collision Saturday evening on the Waterworks Hill about two miles north of Marshall.

Mrs. D.A. ERWIN, about 65, was fatally injured and died on the operating table in the Kahn Memorial Hospital, being badly crushed. BALLARD DINWIDDIE, cotton adjuster in the county agent’s office here, received a broken arm and a gash on the head and his three children, Jerry, 13, cut over eye; Tommy, 11, cut on head, and Mary Jane, 10, bruises about the body. They were taken to the hospital for treatment and later the children were taken to the family residence.

The family had been to Paris to see Mrs. Winwiddie,(sic) who had undergone an operation there, and were returning home when their car collided with a truck and trailer as the truck was trying to pass another car.

The Dinwiddie moved to Marshall from Clarksville about six months ago.

The driver of the truck, Billy Owens of Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Owens of Jefferson and his companion, whom he had picked up on the road, were not injured. Owens was placed under $500 bond pending an investigation.

The body of Mrs. ERWIN, mother-in-law of Dinwiddie, will be taken to her home in Clarksville for burial Sunday. She was a lifelong resident of Red River county.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 22 Mar 1936


Auto Victim Buried.

Special to the news.
Clarksville, Texas, March 22.- Mrs. D.A. ERWIN, who was injured fatally in an automobile accident near Marshall Saturday, was buried here Sunday. Survivors are two sons, Roy M. Erwin of Clarksville and Hugh R. Erwin of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. I.N. Griffin of Eastland, and Mrs. B.D. Dinwiddie of Marshall; two brothers and two sisters.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 23 Mar 1936