Clipped From The Holland Evening Sentinel
and After two Fennvle Girl's Birthday Party Ends in Tragedy Car Struck by Train And Young Girl Seriously Injured FENNVILLE (Special) -- A birthday celebration for Miss Margaret Lynn Martin of route 2, Fennville, ended in a tragic note early this morning as the auto in which she was riding struck by a CO freight train mile north of here. Miss Martin at last reports afternoon from Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo was in poor condition" condition" with brain and spinal injuries. injuries. She is the daughter of and Mrs. Robert Martin and Junior at Fennville High School. Miss Martin had gone to Kalamazoo Kalamazoo to celebrate her 17th birthday with William Walsach 18, of route 1, Pullman, Miss Murel McCarty, 17, also a junior, Fennville High, and Sonny Shaffer Shaffer of Allegan. Miss McCarty Shaffer were in another car. She was riding home with sach her escort, when their car was struck by the train. The was a total loss. They were taken to Bronson Hospital by a Chappell Funeral Home ambulance where Walsach was. treated for facial cuts and later released. The train struck the car on side on which Miss Martin was sitting.