Smithville, MN Train Wreck, Jan 1910


Fireman Dies Under Wheels of Engine in Collision

Duluth, Jan. 13. -- In a head on collision between a light engine and a freight train on the Northern Pacific line near Smithville, a suburb of Duluth, one man was killed and another seriously injured.

Morris Hedberg, a fireman, twenty-three years old, was killed outright, his body being horribly mangled under the wheels of the engine.  Joe Lampert, another fireman, escaped with his life. He received a number of painful bruises. It is thought that a misunderstanding of signals is responsible for the wreck.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 13 Jan 1910