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 Harley Robert Bailey

Harley Robert Bailey

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 19 Mar 1940 (aged 35)
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Burial Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 62717729 · View Source
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HAMMOND TRUCK DRIVER KILLED

Lafayette, Ind. March 19--Harvey R. Bailey, 35, of Hammond, (435 Michigan street) was fatally injured today when his truck crashed into the side of an eastbound Nickel Plate railroad freight train at a crossing four miles southeast of here. He died in the Home hospital. Bailey was driving for the Harris Forwarding company of Indianapolis. State police said he apparently had fallen asleep at the wheel since the truck crashed into the sixth freight car from the rear of the train. The body will be taken to Hammond tomorrow.

the Hammond Times, 3/19/1940 p.1 (evening edition)

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TRUCK DRIVER TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASHES INTO TRAIN, FUNERAL TOMORROW

Lafayette, Ind., March 19. (Special) Funeral services will be at Hammond Thursday for Harvey Robert Bailey, 35 years old, Hammond truck driver who was injured fatally early this morning when his tractor-trailer truck crashed into a Nickel Plate train four miles south of here on U.S. 52. Bailey apparently fell asleep while driving just previous to hitting the eastbound train at the crossing. He was removed with difficulty from the truck, which immediately broke into flames, and died at the local hospital an hour and a quarter after the accident. Bailey was en route to Chicago, driving for the Harris Forwarding Company of Indianapolis. The parents, a brother and a sister survive. He was unmarried.

the Indianapolis Star, 3/20/1940 p. 26


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  • Created by: Andy Gappa
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62717729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harley Robert Bailey (22 May 1904–19 Mar 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62717729, citing Round Lake Cemetery, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Andy Gappa (contributor 47328300) .