Decatur, IL Train Wreck, Jun 1913
TEN ARE INJURED IN TRAIN WRECK
ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN WRECK GOES INTO DITCH NEAR DECATUR.
Engine Tender Leaves Rails, Tearing Up Track For Distance of Four Hundred and Fifty Feet --
Three Coaches Turn Over.
Decatur, Ill., June 2. Illinois Central passenger train No. 123, southbound, was wrecked at 4:30 this afternoon sixteen miles north of Decatur. The engine tender left the rails, tearing up the track for a distance of 450 feet, when the mail car broke from the express car and three passenger coaches turned on their side into the ditch west of the track. The injured:
M. J. Burns, Clinton, Ill.; shoulder dislocated.
Mrs. G. H. Theobald, Decatur, Ill.; hip bruised.
C. A. Page, Freeport, Ill; back wrenched.
E. A. Carkuff, Cairo, Ill., shoulder and back injured.'
M. Michelson, Bloomington, Ill.
Mrs. Henry Mory, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; hip injured.
Philip Large, Freeport, Ill.; express messenger; knuckle broken, hip injured.
H. S. Morrow, Amboy, Ill.; baggageman; head gashed; legs injured.
Robert Johns, Pana, Ill., leg bruised, back wrenched.
A. Van Huss, Bloomington, Ill.; railway employe; head gashed.
Daily Illinois State Register, Springfield, IL 3 Jun 1913