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Hillsboro, IL Train And Auto Collision, Sep 1935

FIVE DIE AT CROSSING.

14 RACE HORSES ALSO KILLED IN ILLINOIS TRAIN-CAR COLLISION.

Hillsboro, Ill., Sept. 21 (AP) - Five persons and 14 race horses died near here in the collision of the
"Century of Progress," speedy Chicago and Eastern Illinois railway train, and an automobile driven by a farm woman.
Wrecking crews worked through the night clearing the overturned locomotive, baggage car and a car which carried the horses, from a tangled mass of track where the west bound train and the car crashed late yesterday.
Six men riding in the car with the horses were seriously injured but not a passenger was hurt. The passenger cars left the rails but did not overturn.
One of the dead was a man extricated after many hours from beneath the car in which the horses rode headed from Detroit to Texas. He was not identified and apparently was riding the roads.
The other dead:
EDWARD EDLEMESSER, engineer, about 55.
DAN McDORGAL, fireman, about 55.
HENRY SMITHA, 45, road foreman of engines for the railway - all of Villa Grove, Ill.
MRS. EDWARD DAMMANN, driver of the motorcar. She lived near Hillsboro.
The seriously injured are jockeys or attendants, one of whom is CHARLES E. BAKER, 29, of Independence, Kan.

Emporia Gazette Kansas 1935-09-21



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