Fresno Bee | Fresno, California | Thursday, September 13, 1928

TRAIN KILLS MAN CROSSING TRACKS IN LE GRAND YARD

LE GRAND (Merced Co.)

Details of the instant killing of Jefferson D. Price, 65, when he was struck by a northbound Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe passenger train yesterday afternoon, were to be told by witnesses of the tragedy at the inquest in the Welch and Griffin funeral parlors in Merced at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon.

The accident occurred when Price, manager of the J. D. Woods warehouse, was walking across the railroad yards after checking out a load of grain to a customer at the warehouse.

NOISE OF MACHINE TOLD

According to witnesses who are expected to testify at the inquest, a concrete mixing machine used in the repair of a nearby street was in operation and made so much noise it would have been difficult to hear the sound of the approaching train.

Price was thrown thirty feet by the impact and was dead when found, according to A. O. Horton and D. I. Castile, who saw the tragedy.

INQUEST TO BE IN MERCED

The body was taken to the Welch and Griffin funeral parlors in Merced.

Funeral arrangements are to be made later.

Surviving relatives include five children, Mrs. Avery Hubbard of Orosi, Mrs. Helen Hubbard of Le Grand, Arch Price and Mrs. Travis Pendergrass of Clovis and Miss Naomi Price of Fresno.

contributed by Carol Lackey