The following December 20, 1928 Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 6:
BABY KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
CARS COLLIDE AT INTERSECTION OF STATE ROADS 2 AND 41.
A fatal accident occurred at the Roy Hayden corners where state roads 2 and 41 intersect, last Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stockwell and little baby 6 weeks old were on their way to Terre Haute Saturday afternoon and when they came to the Roy Hayden corners there was a collision with their car and the John Molenarr car. The Stockwell car was overturned and the three occupants were thrown out. It is thought perhaps the mother had the little babe in her arms and when she was thrown from the car she fell on the little one. The little one struck the concrete pavement with such force that death was instantaneous. The injured ones were rushed to the office of Dr. Franklin Petry in Lowell where it was found that the baby was dead. The mother was found to be badly hurt about the knees, there being several deep gashes cut to the bone. Her wounds were dressed and they with their dead baby were taken to Hammond by William Sheets that same night. Funeral services were held for the little one Monday.
There is a question as to who was to blame for the accident, according to the stories of the two men. As we understand it, Mr. Stockwell says the Molenarr car was moving and struck him. Mr. Molenarr says that his car was stopped and that the other car struck his car in trying to pass around the end of the car. In striking the Molenarr car the Stockwell car was overturned with the above fatal result.
This is a very bad four corners where these two roads intersect, and drivers should pay attention to the signs placed there and use every precaution when approaching on both roads.