Alvord, TX Train And Auto Collision, May 1931
SIX DIE AS TRAIN AND AUTO COLLIDE.
Alvord, Tex., May 11 -- (AP) -- Six persons were killed at a grade crossing here late last night by a Fort Worth and Denver passenger train that struck their automobile.
CHARLES COLLINS, 30.
MRS. NORA LEE COLLINS, 23, his wife.
CHARLENE COLLINS, 5, their daughter.
MRS. FANNIE COLLINS, 65, his mother.
FLORINE COLLINS, 20, his sister.
CECIL FERGUSON, 18, brother of Mrs. Charles Collins.
Trainmen said the car stopped ten feet from the crossing when the whistle was blown and just as the locomotive reached the crossing the car lunged forward onto the track.
The car and the bodies of its occupants were carried about 250 feet down the track. All of the bodies were badly mangled and the baby's body was removed from the engine pilot after the train came to a stop.
Kingsport Times Tennessee 1931-05-11