Henderson, KY Train Collision, Feb 1929

HEAD-ON COLLISION.

EIGHT REPORTED KILLED IN ST. LOUIS RAILROAD ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.

Henderson, Ky., Feb. 1 (AP) -- Five members of two train crews and an employe of the American Railway Express Company, all of Louisville, Ky., were reported killed eight miles from here this morning, when passenger train No. 146, on the Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis R. R., crashed head-on into a freight.
The dead:
W. B. BUSH, passenger train engineer.
CLYDE HALL, passenger fireman.
J. A. BELL, passenger baggageman.
JOHN F. HARDER, freight engineer.
HEWITT B. MAYSEY, freight fireman.
MILTON I. BUCKLEY, freight brakeman.
The wreck occurred about 3:35 a.m., according to reports. Passengers who were awake when the crash occurred said the train seemed to be going slowly. There was a sudden grinding of brakes, they said, and then the impact. Both engines were demolished and one baggage car was smashed. The wreck burst into flames immediately after the crash.
The six men were buried in the burning wreckage and three bodies have been recovered. One was identified as that of the baggagemaster of the passenger train.
None of the passengers was injured seriously but L. A. ROOT, conductor of the passenger train, was brought to a hospital here and was reported in a serious condition.

Frederick News Post Maryland 1929-02-02