Friday, December 2, 2016

Looking Back to 1941: A Freak Accident

From the May 11, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

"1941, 75 Years Ago.

"A freak accident occurred on route 34 east of sandwich when T.D. Lewis of Somonauk hit a hog which was on the road, causing him to lose control of his car which was finally stopped on the C.B.&O tracks, running parallel to the highway.  The impact caused the car door to swing open and Warren, who was on the back seat was thrown out.

"When the car stopped on the tracks Mr. and Mrs. Lewis got out to see what had happened to Warren and when they heard the freight train whistle, it was too late to get the car off the tracks.  The train hit the car, damaging it beyond repair."

If you know anything about DeKalb County, there are a really lot of trains going through it.

But, I have to wonder what became of Warren and the hog?


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