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 Louise <I>Duich</I> Morgich

Louise Duich Morgich

Birth
Austria
Death 23 Dec 1930 (aged 54)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot B, 45a, 4
Memorial ID 133614 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Wednesday, December 24, 1930
page one

UTAH WOMAN DIES AS TRAIN STRIKES AUTO
Crash Occurs at Crossing in Midvale; Body of Victim Found Under Wheels

HUSBAND NEAR DEATH
Accident Ends Christmas Shopping Tour of Pair; Officials Plan Inquest

Mrs. Louise Morgich, 54 years of age, of 25 Sixth avenue, Midvale, was killed instantly and her husband, Nicholas F. Morgich, was injured critically when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by an eastbound D & R.G.W. passenger train Tuesday at 7:22 p.m.
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The accident occurred within a block of the Morgich home as the couple were returning from a Christmas shopping tour in Salt Lake. The exact location, according to Midvale police, is known as the "continuation" of Sixth avenue at the D. & R.G.W. railroad tracks.
Witnesses told police the train was slowing up for the Midvale station, about a half block from the scene of the accident. The train, they stated, was moving at 20 miles an hour.
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Morgich, who was driving the automobile, had seen the approaching train, stopped at the crossing and then, evidently, lost control of his car and allowed it "to leap directly onto the tracks," Chief of Police Roy Steadman stated.
Mrs. Morgich's body was hurled or dragged about 73 yards and was found under the wheels of one of the passenger coaches, while the automobile was carried on the front of the engine for 153 yards. Mr. Morgich was still sitting in the front seat of the wreckage, Night Marshall F. D. Canning said.
The train crew, Engineer Richard Carter and Fireman E. R. Crosley, both of Ogden, told police they observed the automobile and believed it had come to a full stop. They said they were blowing the whistle as the train approached the depot.
Conductor L. C. Winslow, 609 East Ninth South street, Salt Lake, told police he was on the platform of a Pullman car at the time of the crash, and did not observe the machine.
Mrs. Morgich died from a fractured skull, internal injuries and a severely lacerated body.
Mr. Morgich, who was employed at the International Smelting company, suffered internal injuries, lacerations and scalp wounds. He was rushed to St. Mark's hospital, where it was said his condition is critical.
He is 55 years old and has been a resident of Midvale for the past thirty years.
Mrs. Morgich was born in Austria September 12, 1876. She came to Utah with her husband. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Novak, of Midvale.
Deputy Sheriffs Chris Neilson, Art Fisher; Night Marshal Canning and Chief of Police Steadman investigated. They said an inquest will be ordered, and at that time they will submit a detailed report.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 133614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Duich Morgich (12 Sep 1876–23 Dec 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133614, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .