Fort Wayne, IN Flyer Derails Into Freight, Aug 1911
FOUR DIE IN WRECK -- EIGHTEEN HOUR FLYER LEAPS OFF RAILS NEAR FORT WAYNE.
30 PERSONS ARE INJURED.
SEVERAL VICTIMS OF CRASH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.
SPEEDING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, CHICAGO TO NEW YORK EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK AT SWITCH AND CRASHES INTO FREIGHT TRAIN.
THREE ENGINES PILED UP IN MASS OF TANGLED IRON -- MEN, IN PANIC, THRUST WOMAN ASIDE TO ESCAPE.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 13. -- Four persons were killed and 30 injured when the Pennsylvania 18-hour train, en route from Chicago to New York, jumped the track on the western outskirts of the city at 6:30 o'clock this evening while going at the rate of 50 miles an hour.
In leaving the rails the two engines pulling the passenger train sideswiped a freight engine and the three piled up in a mass of bent and twisted iron.
The baggage car, smoker, buffet, and two sleepers turned over in the ditch. Most of the injured were seated in the diner and smoker when the accident occurred.
The wreckage has not been cleared and the list of dead may be more than the number reported. The thirty or more injured are now in the hospitals, and it is believed that at least four or five will die. It is also feared there may be some bodies in the wreckage.
The following are the persons killed:
WILLIAM E. ARRICK, freight engineer, Fort Wayne, Ind.
PETER MALONE, engineer on flier, Fort Wayne, Ind.
W. CREIGH, fireman on flier, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Unidentified Passenger at St. Joseph's Hospital.
The following injured are at St. Joseph's Hospital:
EDWARD COHN, New York city; left eye injured.
E. J. MASSADER, Milwaukee, Wis.; left hand and legs crushed.
EARL THOMAS, East Palestine, Ohio; right hip bruised, cut on face and abdomen bruised.
L. B. HAVENS, aviator, New York city; hands and arms cut.
P. J. DOSE, New York city; side and head bruised.
LEROY BENSE, Chicago; right hand cut.
N. H. CRAWFORD, Philadelphia, cut on forehead.
R. B. RUSSELL, Toronto, Ontario; right ear torn off, face smashed, left collarbone broken.
SAM ROSENTHALL, Grand Forks, N. D., left hip dislocated.
_____ SNYDER, Crestline, Ohio, baggageman; fractured skull, internal injuries; in critical condition.
H. C. BURTON and H. C. KOHL (colored), waiters on passenger train, hands and arms badly cut.
F. C. BOLYARD, Fort Wayne; scalp wounds, eyes injured, teeth knocked out.
F. B. BROBA, Chicago; steward dining car; right arm broken, scalp wounds.
W. E. THOMAS (colored), Chicago; hands and head bruised.
WILLIAM MARSHALL (colored), Chicago; cuts on head and arms.
VICTOR SOWERS, Mansfield, Ohio, mail clerk; back and foot injured.
JAMES E. SULLIVAN, New York city; internal injuries.