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1955 - EIGHT OF RAIL CREW KILLED.

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Monroe, Mich. - (UP) - Eight members of a railroad section crew were killed Friday when a New York Central passenger train demolished their work truck at a crossing seven miles north of Monroe.
Monroe County sheriff's deputies said it was possible a ninth workman died when the engine slammed broadside into the truck, which had just pulled onto the tracks.
Mutilated bodies were scattered three-fourths of a mile along the right-of-way.
Sheriff's deputies identified five of the dead as:
ROYAL GREEN, 41.
HOBERT CHURCHILL, 52.
CARL WOOLFIELD, 40.
EARL SWEAT, 31.
PAT PATTERFRITZ, all of Monroe.
The other three dead were tentatively identified as:
ROBERT CLINE.
JOSEPH ELLISON.
EUGENE DUTY, all of Monroe.


Clovis News-Journal
New Mexico
November 18, 1955

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