Fort Valley, GA Train Wreck, Jul 1906
THREE NEGRO TRAINMEN DIE.
Freights Collide on Central of Georgia----Conductor Claims That He and Engineer Had Been on Duty 50 Hours.
Fort Valley, Ga., July 22.---Two freight trains met in head-on collision on the Central of Georgia Railway two and a half miles south of here at 4 o'clock this morning and three negro trainmen were killed and Engineer Yets was seriously injured. About fifteen cars were ruined. The wreck was caused by the negligence of the northbound conductor, who failed to read his orders right and claims that he and the engineer had been on duty for fifty consecutive hours.
Charlotte Daily Observer, Charlotte, NC 23 Jul 1906