Marked Tree, AR Auto And Train Crash, July 1963


Marked Tree, Ark. (UPI) - Seven youngsters, all members of one family, died today when their station wagon was hit by a freight train at a crossing southeast of here. The ages ranged from 3 to 18. State Trooper Bob Cooper said that the station wagon pulled onto the track in front of a Frisco train and was knocked 246 feet, killing all the occupants. The station wagon was driven by BOBBY MOORE, 18, daughter of James and Josephine Moore of Route One, Tyronza, Ark. The others were WILLIAM, 3; SHERRY, 5; PEGGY, 7; MICHAEL, 8; JOHN, 11; and JAMES, 13;
Cooper said the accident was at a crossing with a steep embankment on both sides and the view was also limited by shrubbery.

Delta Democrat-Times Greenville Mississippi 1963-07-12