Charlton, MA Trolley Wreck, Sep 1905

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LEFT THE RAILS.

TWO PERSONS KILLED AND THIRTEEN INJURED IN A TROLLEY WRECK.

"OLD HOME DANCE" IN A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN ENDED IN DISASTER FOR PARTICIPANTS.

Charlton, Mass., Sept. 5. -- Two persons were killed and thirteen injured, three or four probably fatally, as the result of a trolley car on the Worcester and South Bridge street railway system leaving the rails and crashing into a tree a mile east of this village early today.
The dead:
MISS GRACE NELSON, Springfield, 20 years old.
MISS MORAN.
The car was taking to Worcester a party of people who had been attending an "old home" dance in Charlton and was running at a high rate of speed. MISS NELSON was thrown through a window and was buried beneath the car which was overturned.
The injured were taken to a hospital at Worcester.

Lima Daily News Ohio 1905-09-05