Clinton, IA Runaway Freight Train Crashes, June 1913

SEVEN DEAD BELIEVED TRAMPS.

FREIGHT TRAIN, RUSHING DOWN HILL, CRUSHES GRAVEL CARS AT IOWA STATION.

Clinton, Ia., June 22. -- Seven men were killed and another probably was fatally injured in the wreck of a freight train on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad near here today.
The freight train, speeding down a four-mile hill between Delmar and Downs Station, crashed into a gravel train two miles east of Delmar. Both engines were wrecked and twenty-eight cars were piled on the demolished gravel train.
The victims have not been identified and are believed to have been beating their way in an empty freight car.

Indianapolis Star Indiana 1913-06-23