Robert P. Connelly, 34, sales engineer, died attempting to save Nancy M. Notto, 20, from being killed by a train, Lisle, Illinois, September 23, 1966. Mrs. Notto, who had two artificial feet and walked with the aid of a cane, was on a crosswalk at a railroad station when a passenger train approached. The train whistle sounded. Mrs. Notto appeared to become rigid with fright, and she stopped between the rails as the train which then was 300 feet away moved rapidly toward her. Connelly ran 25 feet and reached Mrs. Notto in the path of the oncoming train when the engine was 20 feet away. Connelly put one arm around Mrs. Notto and began to squat as if to pick her up in his arms. The train struck and killed both of them.
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