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Agawam, OK Head On Train Collision, Oct 1915

HEAD-ON COLLISION CAUSES DEATH OF 7.

PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRAINS CRASH INTO ONE ANOTHER AT AGAWAM, OK.

Chickasha, Ok., Oct. 19. -- The failure of Engineer WILLIAM POWELL to take a siding at Agawam early Tuesday morning has been assigned as the cause of the head-on collision between Southbound Rock Island passenger train No. 11 and a north bound freight train, in which seven persons were killed, one fatally injured and many others seriously injured.
The dead are:
B. C. ARNOLD, fireman No. 11.
VIRGIL SOUTHWARD, brakeman on freight train.
SAM CARROLL, fireman on freight train.
ABE JONES, Kansas City Mo., riding on blind baggage.
K. C. KETTLE, Independence, Kas., riding blind baggage.
Two unknown men killed on blind baggage.
WILLIAM POWELL, engineer on No. 11, is fatally injured, being crushed internally.
The injured are:
J. W. BROGG, Caldwell, Kas., right leg broken.
Mail Clerk R. C. KILLOUGH, Caldwell, Kan., hand crushed.
MRS. W. C. KEITNER, Dincan, ribs broken.
MRS. MIKELES, Kokomo, Ind., collar-bone broken.
MRS. W. R. BENGE, Marlow, Ok., face bruised and hurt internally.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1915-10-20



article | by Dr. Radut