Cross Plains, TX Auto Wreck Kills Child, Sept 1937

Crash At Cross Plains Kills Tot

Car Plunges Into Light Standard: Mother Injured

CROSS PLAINS, Sept. 24. (Spl)—Three year old Ann Howard of Texas was instantly killed and her mother, Mrs. Curtis Howard, was critically injured about 1 o’clock this morning when the Howard automobile crashed into a light standard in the corner of a Cross Plains business street.

Mr. Howard, who was driving, received minor injuries, and a seven-year-old daughter asleep on the back seat escaped unhurt.

The little girl was riding on her mother’s lap. After emergency treatment here, Mrs. Howard was taken to a German hospital. She received a fracture of one leg just above the knee and serious lacerations of the throat.

The family was en route to Rising Star to visit Mrs. Howard’s parents.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 24 Sept 1937