High school boy killed by train at Indian Hill [Halvard Lange]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Mar 1924, p. 3

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Halvard Lange, a student in the junior class at New Trier Township High school, was almost instantly killed Tuesday afternoon of this week when he missed his footing while boarding a moving Chicago and North Western train just pulling out from the Indian Hill station. He was crushed beneath the wheels of one of the coaches.

The fatal accident occurred shortly after 3 o'clock in the afternoon when the youth was homeward bound from his classes, and was witnessed by scores of his fellow students.

The remains were taken to Chicago on the train which the boy had endeavored to board and his father, Andrew G. Lange of 1615 Chase avenue, Rogers Park, notified.

An inquest was held on Wednesday. Langue was an honor student at New Trier and extremely popular among his classmates. He was attending New Trier by choice, since, as a resident of Chicago, he would have been eligible, without tuition, to pursue his studies in one of the city high schools.

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7 Mar 1924
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Lange, Andrew ; Lange, Halvard
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.10808 Longitude: -87.7359
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High school boy killed by train at Indian Hill [Halvard Lange]