Miss Mary Lee Jackson, 17-year-old daughter of Mrs. Macy Jackson of Bismarck, was killed early Sunday when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a fast Pennsylvania passenger train at a private crossing one mile northeast of Collinsville, Ill. Miss Bricie Hart, 27, of Sikeston, was killed in the same accident.
They were driving with Homer L. Lawson, driver of the auto, and James Pelley, both of St. Louis, when the auto stalled on the track. Lawson and Pelley got out to push it and were not injured when the train struck.
Illinois highway police said the automobile apparently had entered the private road by mistake and had been turned around to go back to a highway when the accident occurred. There is only a warning signal at the crossing.
The train, bound for Pittsburgh, was delayed an hour and 40 minutes. Its locomotive was damaged and replaced by another at Terre Haute, Ind.
Miss Jackson was employed by the Atlas Linen and Towel Service Co., 2715 Park avenue.
Funeral services for Miss Jackson were held Tuesday at the Baptist Church at Annapolis, their former home, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Seals. Burial was in the Annapolis cemetery, under the direction of Sparks Funeral Service.
She is survived by her mother, six sisters and a brother: Marie (Mrs. Jarrette) Sutton of Elvins; Orene (Mrs. Emmett) Hackworth, and Ruth (Mrs. Ira) Meadows of St. Louis; Irene (Mrs. Richard) Hampton and Bernice (Mrs. Arthur) Brewer of Annapolis; Elmer and Frances at home; also four nieces and four nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Created by: Kelley Bean
Record added: May 28, 2012
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