Sheridan, IN Train And Auto Collision, Jan 1951
TRAIN SMASHES CAR AT CROSSING.
SIX MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY DIE.
Noblesville, Ind., Jan. 26. (AP) - Six members of one family were killed last night when their automobile and a Monon railroad streamliner collided near Sheridan, Ind., about 30 miles north of Indianapolis.
The victims were:
EDMOND SNOW, 38.
His wife, JEWELL, 34.
And their children, ROBERT, 15.
IRIS JOAN, 11.
IVA JEAN, 9.
JAMES LEE, 7.
The Monon's passenger train, the Hoosier, and the family's 1940 model car collided at a street crossing and scattered wreckage and mangled bodies for 200 feet along the right of way.
The SNOW family lived at Tipton, Ind.
All but IRIS JOAN, were killed instantly. The 11-year-old girl died in an ambulance on the way to an Indianapolis hospital.
The train was bound from Chicago to Indianapolis. Authorities said SNOW apparently failed to observe a bell warning signal.
The SNOWS were believed to have been returning home from a church service in Sheridan.
SNOW recently had been employed on a farm near the Hamilton-Tipton County line. The family came to the Sheridan community from Arkansas about eight years ago.
Lubbock Evening Journal Texas 1951-01-26