Winchester, IN Train Hits Carriage, Apr 1915

Seymour Daily Republican newspaper, Seymour, IN
Monday 5 April 1915; Page 2

Train hits Carriage, Killing Girl and Injuring Mother and Girl

Winchester, Ind, April 5 - IRIS HILL, fifteen years old, was killed; her mother, Mrs. Edgar Hill, and sister MARIA, ten years old, were seriously injured and the father narrowly escaped death when the carriage in which they were riding was struck by westbound Big Four passenger train No. 41 at the main crossing in Parker City.

The mother and young daughter were rushed to a Muncie hospital, where they are hovering between life and death. The father escaped with minor injuries.

The accident occurred while the party was en route to Sunday school from their home, two mile west of Farmland. It is said that a cut of cars* obstructed theier view of the fast approaching train, which was running late. The carriage was dragged a distance of one hundred feet.

Iris Hill suffered injuries from which she died thirty minutes later.

* "a cut of cars" means rail cars cut or unattached from a train on an unused siding.