Smithton, PA train-auto wreck, Jun 1937

THREE KILLED WHEN TRAIN CRUSHES AUTO AT SMITHTON

Wick Haven Mother, Daughter and Neighbor Victims.

Three persons were killed instantly at 10:20 o'clock this morning when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a fast Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company passenger train at the Smithton grade crossing.

The dead:

MRS. ADA LAPE, 40.
MARY JANE LAPE, 16 her daughter.
EDWARD STIMMEL, 23.

The three occupants of the automobile, all residents of Wick Haven, had been to Smithon shopping and were enroute to their homes.

The automobile pulled onto the crossing in the path of the speeding train, No. 8, which travels between Chicago and New York, at th point where the road crosses the tracks to lead onto the bridge that spans the Youghiogheny River. The fast train demolished the automobile and badly mangled the tree bodies which were dragged between 50 and 75 yards from the scene.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA 19 Jun 1937