Packard, IA Train Wreck, Jun 1916

Packard, IA train wreck, 2 Jun 1916 Packard, IA train wreck, 2 Jun 1916

Greene, Iowa, June 3. - Rescue work at the Packard wreck has resulted in the finding of nine bodies, eight of which have been identified. Four are known to be missing.

All But One Drowned

The bodies of Mrs. Wexcot, Mr. Lapp and Alvin Thoen were found this afternoon down stream from where the wreck occurred Friday morning, seven miles south of Greene, when a bridge over a creek gave way and let the day coach fall into the creek. It is believed that all but Mrs. Van Vliete drowned, she having been injured internally.

Searchers Drag Creek

Searchers are devoting all of their time to dragging the creek and searching along the bank, believing that no more bodies will be found in the coach.

Fatally Injured

Many injured persons were being given treatment in local hospitals. The fatally injured are:

Mrs. S. E. Thoen of Kensett, Ia., F. L. Case, Henry, Ill., and Mrs. Henry Unzen of Minot, N. D.

Road Open Tuesday

Railroad officials state that they hope to have the bridge repaired by Tuesday morning.

The Aberdeen Daily American, Aberdeen, SD, 4 Jun 1916


Four More Bodies From Train Wreck

MASON CITY, Iowa, June 4. - The bodies of four additional victims of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific wreck at Packard, Iowa, Friday were recovered from the creek into which the train plunged today, making a total of thirteen found to date. Two persons are missing. Among the bodies found was that of Harry Farrell, 30 years old, of Louisville, Ky.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 5 Jun 1916