Thayer, IA Train Collision, May 1901

FAST PASSENGER AND A FREIGHT COLLIDE.

ENGINEER KILLED AND MANY PASSENGERS HURT IN A WRECK NEAR OTTUMWA.

PROMINENT IOWANS ARE INJURED.

COLONEL OLMSTEAD AND MAJOR HUME OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT AMONG THEM -- ACCIDENT FAULT OF FREIGHT CREW.

Creston, Ia., May 8. -- Engineer SID BROWN, of Burlington, was buried under the engine of Chicago, Burlington and Quincy passenger No. 3 yesterday at Thayer, fifteen miles east of Creston, and forty-five passengers were injured by part of the train rolling down a forty-foot embankment. The accident occurred on a curve, and was caused by the passenger colliding with a freight engine that was out on the main line and failed to clear the passenger that was going at the rate of forty miles an hour. Both engines were precipitated from the track, the baggage car, smoker and two chair cars following the passenger engine.
Killed:
S. D. BROWN, engineer of passenger, Burlington, Ia.; buried underneath his engine; remains not recovered at 8 o'clock.
Injured:
M. CANNEY, Burlington, fireman; left arm broken twice; head badly cut; may result fatally.
P. E. BATES, Chicago, porter; chest badly mashed and back injured; serious.
M. O'CONNOR, conductor, Burlington, Ia.; back badly injured.
J. F. BURK, Jacksonville, Fla.; slightly injured.
N. ANDERSON, of Albin.
W. A. HARPER, of Ottumwa.
MAJ. J. T. HUME, Des Moines; badly bruised.
W. M. BEEHRE, Charlton; back injured.
C. M. BUCHANAN, of Fairfield.
F. F. FLAGG, of Chicago.
ETTIE ELLIS, of Murray, Ia.
J. T. McCUNE, of Ottumwa.
W. A. HART, of Emerson, Ia.
HUGH DORAN, of Ottumwa; slight.
WM. ROMERS, of Chicago.
W. N. PIXEY, of West Salem, Ill.
W. R. RUND, of Chicago.
E. G. CARTER, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.
L. M. GALLUP, of Chicago.
O. E. GARRETT, Murray, Ia.; head and body bruised.
COL. J. A. OLMSTEAD, Des Moines, Ia.; severely injured.
M. SHIRLEY and wife, Omaha; MR. SHIRLEY cut about face and head, neck bruised; MRS. SHIRLEY
bruised.
W. A. SCOTT, Chicago; back injured, right leg and foot bruised.
ALBERT BROWN, right arm and leg bruised.
MRS. ELLIS PIXLEY, West Salem, Ill.; internal injuries, serious.

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