Egg Harbor, NJ Train And Buggy Accident, May 1921

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BRIDE AND HUSBAND KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS BUGGY.

MULE BALKS IN MIDDLE OF TRACK JUST AS CAMDEN-ATLANTIC CITY FLYER APPROACHES.

Egg Harbor, N.J., May 30. -- LEONBARDT ULSTED, thirty-five years old, and his bride, TINIE ULSTED, twenty-five years old, formerly of Brooklyn, whom he married a month ago, were instantly killed late this afternoon at the White Horse Pike crossing by a Camden-Atlantic City flyer on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
ULSTED and his wife were in a top buggy drawn by one mule. Just as the equipage was crossing the track the mule balked and despite ULSTED'S frantic efforts to make it go, stood stock still on the rails until hit by the heavy engine. The buggy and occupants were dragged a long distance before the train could be stopped.
The engineer of the flyer said he saw ULSTED waving his arms in an effort to flag the train, but its speed was such that it was impossible to slow down in time to avoid hitting the buggy.
ULSTED and his wife were married in Brooklyn late in April. ULSTED was building a home here. MRS. ULSTED had been with her relatives in Brooklyn on a visit and returned Saturday to assist in overseeing the house building.

New York Tribune New York 1921-05-31