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Modesto, CA Auto And Train Collision, Jan 1937

THREE DIE WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO LEAVING RANCH NEAR MODESTO; CAR IS DEMOLISHED.

THIRD VICTIM OF AUTOMOBILE COLLISION SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES.

Modesto, Calif. -- FRANK G. BORGES, 45, driver of the car; MIKE SEQUERIA, 47 and MRS. EMILY FRANCIS, about 38, were killed yesterday when a Southern Pacific passenger train struck the automobile as it emerged from the Manuel Sequeria ranch, where the three were employed. The vehicle, dragged one-fourth of a mile, was demolished.
The train crew said BORGES apparently drove onto the track without seeing the locomotive.

Oakland Tribune California 1937-01-15



article | by Dr. Radut