Charles Sitton son of Lee and Zelpha Jackson Sitton
14 ’ Jtuwitl Cturltr, Jtekitnvlllt, IÌI., Ner. 1»« Charles Second Collision Sitton Victim Dies; Of At Switch Charles Sitton, 28, of 320 East Washington street, died Ct 4:45 o'clock Saturday morning at Our Saviou/s hospital, the second victim to die from injuries resulting from the collision of an automobile with a railroad tank cor ot the C.B.&Q. trossing on State Route 104, near the plant of Mrs. Tucker's foods. Inc. ... Ill 11. I Sitton sustained internal injuries and a broken leg. His; condition hod been critical since his injury at 6 o'clo^ck Monday evening, Oct. 26. His coriipanion, Robert Edwards, to, died several days ago from a compound fracture of the skull and ieg injuries. The accident w'hich resulted in the deaths of both young men occurred when a 1946 Plymouth ron- vertible, reported to have been driven by Edwards, struck the «witching tank car. The front end of the automobile rammed under ‘he tank car and had to be pulled )ut before Sitton could be rescued. The freight train was a Burlington Extra No. 9206, of which W. H. Kuhn w'»'- engineer; E. E. Thomas, conductor; John Hartman, fireman; George Weller and Feorge EK'er. The railroad men told Morgan county authorities on the right of th8 collision that the train was crossing the highway at a speed of about 20 miles per hour. The switch track extends into the Mrs. Tucker’s Food plant. Coroner William H. Haw'ks said! members of the train crew, several county and state officials, and|^* other witnesses will be called to testify at the inquest. The official inquiry will be held at 7:30 o’clock Thursday night in the Circuit Court room. Sitton was born March 20. 1925, in Greene county, the son of Lee brakemen. All members of the train ^nd Zelpha Jackson Sitton. He mar- crew resided at Beardstown. Church Speaker ried Bernice Brown Sept. 2. 1950 and she survives with two children. Karen Lee. 2^2 years and Larry Ray, 4 months. Mrs. Sitton, the mother of the deceased, also survives. There are two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Caldwell, Franklin and Mrs. Geraldine Miner of Jacksonville. William Sitton of Springfield is a grandfather of the deceased and; Barbara Jackson of this city, andl a grandmother of Mr. Sitton. survives. Sitton had worked for surgeon W. W. DeLong. The body was taken to the Williamson Funeral Home. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. John Collins in charge. Burial will be made in the Jacksonville East cemetery. The family will meet friends at the funeral kome from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.