John Lewis Wreck, Death, and Burial
Truckers Death Found Accidental in Vandalia A verdict of accidental death was returned by a coroner's jury yesterday yesterday after an investigation of a crossing accident in Vandalia in which John Lewis. 33. of Sho-bonicr. Sho-bonicr. Sho-bonicr. formerlv of Decatur, was killed. Mr. Lewis dieoV instantly when his truck was hit by the fast Spirit of St. Louis passenger train as he started to cross the Pennsylvania railroad tracks. At the inquest, conducted by Coroner Ross Carson, Carson, it was said that Lewis apparently apparently did not hear the approaching train, which was traveling between 60 and 65 miles per hour. Receipts from the Art Shields garage, found in his pocket, first led officials, to believe that Lewis was from Decatur. He had been here earlier in the day. Besides his mother. Mrs. Simon Lewis, he leaves four brothers. Ed- Ed- iStcvfpS Grove, and four sisters. Mrs. Loren j Carnco. Bluff City: .Mrs. Floyd Elifritz. Mrs. Barney Beckler. and Mrs. William Parker, of Patoka. He was born near Vernon. May 6. 1906 and had never married. Funeral services will be held at the jShobonier Baptist church at 1 p. m.. Frlaay. with burial in the Taylor cemetery in Seminary township. Deca-i I j Cen-!