|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1919|
JAMES RUSSELL IS KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO
Mrs. Russell in Hospital as Result of L. W. & W.
crash at Dayton Crossing Yesterday.
When west-bound Lake Erie and Western passenger train No.1, crashed into the Ford touring car in which Mr. and Mrs. James Russell, of Wyandotte, were riding, at the railroad crossing at Dayton at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. Russell sustained a concussion of the brain from which he died two hours later, and Mrs. Russell is in St. Elizabeth hospital in a serious condition. Mr. and Mrs. Russell had been shopping at Dayton and were returning to their home, driving south,. The Dayton grain elevator obstructs the view of approaching wet-bound trains at the crossing, and as the mill was running, making considerable noise, it is believed that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Russell saw or heard the train as their car was half way across the track before it was struck and hurled to the side of the track.
HEAR THE CRASH.
Persons in the office of the Dayton elevator heard the crash and went to the assistance of the victims. Mr. Russell was suffering from a concussion of the brain and shock and was taken to the home of Thomas Butts, near the scene of the accident, where he died shortly after 5 o’clock Mrs. Russell sustained a broken right collar bone and was taken to the home of Charles Friend, and later brought to St. Elizabeth hospital in the Evans-Templeton ambulance. Mr. Russell was about 55 years old and his wife is about the same age. The rear of the car which was struck by the on rushing train was splintered, but the front part of the car was not damaged.
Note: 55y - Have Obituary
Plot: Cole Sectuin, Row 8
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Mar 06, 2002
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