A three year old Evansville boy of a Posey county family background
tumbled to his death from a moving auto at Dead Man's Curve on State Road 62
eight miles east of Mt.Vernon at Thursday (24 Jan 1957).
Robert Allen Marx, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Marx 1801 Rollets Lane, Evansville was the fatality of the accident that
created a traffic jam for more than an hour. State Police Trooper Jack
Eads, newly assigned to Posey county, was patrolling Road 62 and was at the
accident scene minutes after it happened. He was joined by Troopers David
D. Tucker, James Schiff and Forrest V. Cooper.
The little boy was riding with his aunt, Mrs. Selma Bureger, 56, of 2101 West Delaware, Evansville. They were the only occupants of
the auto, a four door sedan, and were en route to Evansville after a visit with Mrs. Burger's sister,
Mrs. Clem Schell, in Marrstownship.
Mrs. Burger had locked the rear doors of the auto but in some
manner the little boy unlocked and unlatched the left rear door. As the
auto swung around the curve the door came open and the child was hurled to the
pavement of the highway. His skull was crushed and he died instantly,
according to Posey county Coroner Ferrel J. Meinschein, whose verdict was accidental death.
The body was moved from the accident scene to Alexander Funeral
Home in Evansville.
The funeral service will be at Monday at Alexander chapel with burial
following in SunsetMemorialGardens at Evansville. Rev. Charles Tyler, Evansville, will conduct the services.
addition to the parents, are a sister, Linda, a brother, Larry, both at home;
the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoeche,
Evansville and paternal grandfather, Baker Marx, Mt. Vernon and Evansville.