Valley Junction, IA Trains Collide, Oct 1895
COLLIDED WITH AN ENGINE.
DEATH AND INJURY CAUSED BY AN ACCIDENT ON THE ROCK ISLAND.
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 24. - The Rock Island train from the north collided with a switch engine in the yards at Valley Junction, five miles from here, early this evening and one life was lost.
The train was a few minutes ahead of time as it entered the yard. The engines were wrecked but the cars were not badly injured.
MRS. MARY HILLHOUSE, aged 70, of Burlington was seated on the forward seat of the third car and her head crushed, killing her instantly. She is a member of a prominent family at Burlington.
The others injured are:
MRS. E. A. FRITTS of Geneseo, Ill., back wrenched and in a serious condition; taken to a hospital in the city; she may die.
T. H. HOPKINS of Des Moines, baggage-master, right arm injured.
ARTHUR ENGLISH of Des Moines, brakeman, injured on the head.
W. P. DINMORE, conductor of the train, thrown and hurt internally; the injuries are serious.
San Francisco Call California 1895-10-25