The railroad crossing, at Marquette Street and Grand Boulevard, was unmarked and marred by overgrowth on Oct. 31, 1971 when a church bus heading south was hit by a 74-car freight train. The driver of the bus didn't stop and wasn't required to at the time of the accident, according to newspap…
The grave of Rebecca Tucker, 13, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
Four red roses, representing the four girls who died, were placed in their memory on the railroad crossing near the train/bus crash on Halloween Day 2011. The crash occurred on Halloween 1971.
Four red roses, representing the four girls who died, were placed on the railroad tracks near the train/bus crash. The girls died on Halloween 1971.
The grave of Merralee Meler, 9, who was one of four victims of the Lake Station train/bus crash. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
The grave of Donna Marie Breckman, 13, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
Elizabeth Miller, 17, one of the four victims of the Halloween 1971 train/bus crash in Lake Station. Her younger sister, Bobbee Miller Clawson, survived.
Bobbee Miller in her sixth-grade photo.
LAKE STATION | Roberta "Bobbee" Miller Clawson is still haunted by the memory of the Halloween 1971 accident that claimed the life of her sister and three other girls.
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