Aurora, IL Train Wreck, Aug 1895
BOYS KILLED AT AURORA.
A Train Ran Into an Open Switch Where They Played.
Aurora, Ill., Aug. 16. - A passenger train on the Northwestern road ran through an open switch here this evening, crashing into a car loaded with carboys of acid. The fluid scattered in every direction adding to the deadly work done by the collision.
The killed are:
THOMAS ROSH, Aurora.
The injured were:
Fred Robinson, Aurora, badly burned by acid
Arthur Robinson, Aurora, frightfully burned
Mrs. Nancy Smith, Chicago, nose broken
Conductor Charlson, Aurora, back injured
Brakeman William Farrell, Aurora, back injured and cut about the head
J. Munch, Aurora, burned about the body.
The accident occurred in the Aurora yards, one mile from the depot. Seven boys were playing on a car when the train, running at full speed, swung onto the siding. There was no chance to escape. Two met death, while the others were more or less burned.
The Aspen Weekly Times, Aspen, CO 17 Aug 1895