|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1933|
Parents are Jacob (Jake) Emery &
Adam Emery, 40, of Arnolds Park was instantly killed at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon when his ice truck smashed into the Milwaukee motor car on the drawbridge crossing at Arnolds Park.
Driving the McKinney ice truck which he has driven for many years, Emery was headed south. Cars had stopped at the crossing but Emery believed he could beat the train across.
It struck him full force, hurtled his body 125 feet in the air, cutting it in two at the waist. The truck was thrown almost into the lake, the whole rear end of it being torn away. Had Emery stayed in the cab of the truck, witneses said, he might have lived. Instead he got out and tried to jump clear and took the whole force of the blow.
The motor car on which well known John Finnicum of Des Moines was the engineer, was stopped after the accident at the approach of the bridge. The train had been on time at the park station. This was the second tragic accident on that same crossing within the last few months, five Jackson, Minn., boys being killsd there not long ago. The Highway is No. 71.
The victim of the accident this time has lived at the Park most of his life, driving the ice truck for several years. He is married and the father of a 14 year old child. He had driven over the same road countless times and knew that the train would be at the Park at 2 o'clock.
*The Terril Record, 7-13-1933
Created by: Just~Us Relatives
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
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