Pullman, WA Train Auto Wreck, Dec 1949

College Students Hurt When Auto Hits Train

Pullman (AP) – Two Washington State college students were injured early Saturday when their car struck a moving freight train on the outskirts of town.

William R. LOUTERBACK, a freshman from White Salmon, suffered lacerations about the head. Harvey RAGEN, Boise, Junior, sustained lacerations and a possible skull fracture. Dr. B. C. BOUGHTON of the Finch hospital on the campus said both students were in good condition.

State Patrolman William BRUNTON said LOUTERBACK was driving the 1947 sedan. It was demolished. He said the vehicle struck the fifth car of a train that was backing up at (illegible) highway – Stadium way crossing.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Walla Walla, WA 3 Dec 1949