Indianapolis, IN Auto Collides With Abutment, Apr 1938


Indianapolis, Ind., April 6 -- (UP) -- A "death trap" railroad underpass caused the death of two men early today. They were SCOTT R. HARDIN, 40, and CHARLES A. STEVENS, 41, both of Indianapolis.
Police who investigated the wreckage of their big sedan said they evidently had crashed into the concrete abutment of the underpass at a speed of approximately 60 miles an hour.
HARDIN was found dead and STEVENS, extricated from the wreckage by prying off a door, died six hours later at City hospital.
They were returning home from Greencastle when the accident occurred. Both were in the motor freight business.
Surviving HARDIN are the widow, a daughter, mother, three brothers and two sisters.
Two sons, three daughters and the widow survive STEVENS.

Logansport Pharos-Tribune Indiana 1938-04-06