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 - Man Killed on Alhambra Track Auto of Ira...
Man Killed on Alhambra Track Auto of Ira Creson, 51 Struck by Freight Train EDWARDSVILLE, March 14 (Special). — Ira Creson, 51, jC St. Louis, head of the Creson Commission Commission Co., at National stockyards, stockyards, was Instantly killed in a grade crossing accident In Alhambra Alhambra at 4:30 a. m. today, when hit automobile crashed Into the side of a southbound Illinois Central freight train. Creson, still behind the wheel ' was dead when members of the train crew reached the machine, which had been carried about 50 feet along the railroad right O f way. Deputy Coroner Dauderman of Alhambra, who took charge of the body, said an inquest would be held at 8:30 a. m., Friday. Members of the train crew will testify at the inquest, he said. According to Dauderman, Cre-' son, head of a commission firm bearing his name for the past 20 years, was alone in the car, driving west on Illinois Highway 140 toward toward Hamel, when his machine struck the freight at the main street crossing in Alhambra. The crossing is protected by bell and electric flasher signals, he said. The freight was southbound out ol Litchfield. Creson's automobile was fy.* molished, Dauderman said. Death was attributed to skull and spinal injuries. Surviving Creson are a wife and son. In another early morning accident accident Lawrence Evans, about 25, 401 South Buchanan street, Ed- wardsyille, was injured when hli automobile struck the rear end ol a transport truck at the intersection intersection of Routes 159 and 112 at the north city limits of Edwardsville, The impact demolished Evans 1 * car and after examination by an Edwardsville physician, Evans was removed by ambulance to St. Elizabeth's Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City, for treatment of injuries, which apparently apparently were of a minor nature. The attending physician said today that Evans appeared to be dazed following the accident, but received received only .slight cuts from bits ol flying glass. His removal to the hospital was recommended foij more thorough examination as to possible Internal injuries, however the physician said.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 14 Mar 1940, Thu,
  3. Page 22

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