Salisbury, NC Fell Under Train, May 1897


Will Trexler’s Toes Had to be Amputated--

Special to the Observer.

Salisbury, May 19--

Will Trexler, a son of Jacob Trexler, this afternoon jumped from a rapidly moving freight train between Spencer and Salisbury. He was rendered unconscious by the fall, and thrown under the moving train. Both feet were terribly mangled, and the amputation of several toes will be required. The young man was taken to the freight depot, and Dr. Trantham was summoned. The scene of the accident was the location of the former railroad shops near the city.

Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC 21 May 1897