Thursday, January 14, 1954 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Page 2, col. 5

Dies after auto hits CNR train

Listowel, Jan. 13 (CP).—Robert Thompson, 16, died tonight from injuries suffered when his auto ran into the side of a CNR train near here today.

Robert Whitefield, 15, jumped before the crash and suffered minor injuries.

The two boys were driving to high school when the crash occurred. Thompson suffered a broken skull, crushed chest, broken arm and other injuries.

Dr. W. C. Pratt, Perth County coroner, said no inquest will be held. Listowel is 25 miles north of Stratford.

Railways: C.N.Rys.

Stations: Listowel