January 22, 1930 - 8:35AM - On a Clear, cold, sunny, morning with a little fresh snow. The school bus drives onto Sheldon Rd. rail- crossing in front on an approaching train. Nine school children and the bus driver died. One school bus passenger injured.
The collision occured when a school bus stopped at a railroad crossing to allow one train to pass, and when it proceeded across the the double set of tracks it was then struck by a second train. Both trains were headed in the same direction at the time of the collision. The train that hit the school bus was traveling about 50 to 55 miles per hour when it struck the school bus at the crossing. The school bus was a model T Ford and was entirely demolished. The train engineer reported he was unaware of the collision and was initially told about it by the fireman who thought the locomotive might have thrown a tire. When the engineer brought the train to a stop and began to examine his engine, he found school books scattered on the guard at the front of the locomotive.
The accident was caused by the school bus, after waiting for one train to pass, being driven upon the railroad grade crossing directly in the path of a train that was approaching at high speed.