Brownsburg, IN Truck And Auto Crash, Jan 1956


Brownsburg, Ind., Jan. 22, - (AP) - A truck skidded sideways out of a snowbank and killed five of the eight occupants of an automobile today on U.S. 136, 2 1/2 miles west of Bloomburg and 21 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The other three were critically hurt.
The accident happened on an icy hill.
Indiana state police listed the dead, all of Indianapolis, as JOHN WESLEY BUXTON, JR., 26; two small BUXTON sons; JAMES HENRY FAULK, JR., 36, and his wife, EDNA, age unknown.
Taken to Indianapolis General Hospital in critical condition were BUXTON'S wife, PAULINE, 24; their 10-month-old daughter, LIEH; their son, CHARLES, 7. All had fractured skulls and other injuries.
The truck driver, Lloyd J. Thiry, 43, of Indianapolis, escaped injuries.
The accident was the worst in Indiana since seven persons were killed Jan. 7 when a train hit a station wagon near South Bend.

Standard-Sentinel Hazleton Pennsylvania 1956-01-23