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Titonka Topic
Titonka, Kossuth County, Iowa
June 8, 1922

Car-Train Accident
Christ Ytzen and his wife are in a Mason City hospital, where Mr. Ytzen is not expected to live, following a collision of their Ford car with a freight train at Thornton. The car was demolished and Mr. Ytzen suffered a fractured pelvis. Mrs. Ytzen, badly cut and bruised will live. Her three children were bruised, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Soren Bertlesen, are being attended by a physician, although they were not badly hurt. All seven live at Coulter. Side curtains on the Ford and rain caused the accident.

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The Press Citizen
Iowa City, Iowa
May 31, 1922

Car-Train Accident

MASON CITY IA -- May 31 Mr. and Mrs. Christ Ytzen of Coulter, Iowa are in a hospital here today suffering from injuries suffered yesterday when the car driven by Mr. Ytzen and containing his wife, their three children and Mr. and Mrs. Loren Bertlelson was struck by a Great Western freight train at a crossing in Thornton. The car was demolished. Mr. Ytzen was the most severely injured but is expected to recover. All of the occupants were badly bruised.

Submission by Becki, May of 2011



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