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Greensburg, PA Train And Truck Collision, Sep 1924


ALBERT WATSON, 17 years of age, was fatally injured and his brother, DAVID, 20, was seriously injured this morning about 4 o'clock when the Tasty Ice Cream truck the latter was driving was struck by a southbound Pennsylvania freight train at Mount Pleasant crossing at Greensburg.
The boys were delivering ice cream to the Pennsylvania freight station when their trick was struck.
The gas tank under the seat exploded, severely burning the younger brother, while the other is in a serious condition. ALBERT died in the Westmoreland Hospital at 9:30 o'clock.
MRS. MINNIE WATSON, 604 Mount Pleasant street, Greensburg, is the mother of the two boys.

The Daily Courier Connellsville Pennsylvania 1924-09-16

article | by Dr. Radut