Merced Express, Merced, CA. Saturday, June 10, 1916

MOTORCYCLIST KILLED BY TRAIN

Frank Rongel, a resident of Fowler, Fresno county, died at the county hospital at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning from injuries received near Berenda Monday evening, when he was struck by Southern Pacific train No. 51.

Rongel was riding a motorcycle and attempted to cross the track in front of the train.
His brother and brother-in-law were on motorcycles directly behind him when the accident occurred. The train was stopped and the injured man was brought to this city, where it was found that his skull had been fractured. The deceased was a native of California and was aged 25 years. He formerly resided at Hornitos and for a time, was employed in this city as a teamster for the Merced Lumber Company.

He is survived by a small daughter, his father and two brothers. The remains were shipped to Fowler for burial.
 

Transcribed by: Alma Stone