Coshocton, OH Auto And Train Collision, Nov 1958
FIVE KILLED IN TRAIN-CAR CRASH NEAR COSHOCTON.
Coshocton, Ohio (AP) - Five bodies were found in and around the wreckage of a car today after it collided with a passenger train shortly before midnight.
The train, Pennsylvania Railroad's crack St. Louisian, was headed for Columbus after making a stop in Steubenville. The car was going west on a Coshocton County road.
Occupants of the car had left a nearby tavern a few minutes before, the sheriff's office said. The dead, all of whom were in the car, are identified as:
MRS. MARGARET STITELER, 35;
MISS JOSEPHINE STITELER, 18;
MISS PHYLLIS HOLDER, about 17, all of Coshocton;
MRS. BONNIE GRACE, 29, Rt. 5, Coshocton;
and CARL AMES, 22, of Fresno in Coshocton County.
For a time, authorities thought there had been a sixth occupant of the car who survived, but later this proved to be erroneous. Jerry Clough, 23, of Coshocton, who had been in a tavern with the victims shortly before the accident, later was found in Memorial Hospital here.
Officers thought he had been in the car, but it was determined later that he was suffering from the shock of learning about his companion's death.
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette Ohio 1958-11-15