J.W. Cody

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, March 13, 1925
Page 1

J.W. struck by Seaboard Train Sunday Afternoon

Mr. J.W. Cody, sixty-five year old citizen of Statham, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock when the Buick touring car he was driving was struck by a south bound freight train on the Seaboard tracks.

The accident took place when the touring car which Mr. Cody was driving stalled on the tracks at the crossing within a few feet of the depot, according to eye witnesses.

Witnesses stated that the aged man made a futile effort to get out of the auto, when he looked up and saw the train approaching, and had one foot on the running board of the auto when the train hit the car. His body was hurled almost a hundred feet by the impact and he was dead when persons standing nearby reached him.

Mr. Cody was a native of Statham and was well known throughout the county. He is survived by his widow and four children. He had lived in Statham for many years and was a farmer.

Funeral and interment took place at Statham Monday afternoon.