Rudd, NC Fatal Train Wreck, Oct 1907
BRAKEMAN CAUSES A FATAL WRECK; RUNS AWAY.
THREE PERSONS KILLED AND TWO SCORE INJURED ON THE SOUTHERN.
Washington, Oct. 18. -- Three killed and thirty-seven injured, one of them probably fatally, is the result of the collision at Rudd, N. C., last night between a Southern railway passenger train and a freight train, which was standing on the siding there. Southern railway officials report that one of the injured may die and that the front brakeman on the freight train, whom the railroad officials believe caused the accident by leaving the switch open has disappeared. The killed are:
J. A. BROADY, of Spencer, N. C., fireman on the freight train.
MRS. J. P. THOMAS, Danville, Va., wife of a freight conductor.
D. ALLEN BRYANT, Richmond, Va., representative of a paper box company.
Most of the injuries sustained by the passengers were slight.
The Weekly Sentinel Fort Wayne Indiana 1907-10-23