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Bonita, OK Passenger Train Wreck, May 1909

THREE KILLED OUTRIGHT.

ONE FATALLY SCALDED AND TWENTY-THREE INJURED IN A PASSENGER WRECK ON M. K. & T.

(Herald Special)
Denison, Texas, May 12. -- Three persons were killed outright, one fatally scalded and twenty-three others injured in a passenger train wreck late last night on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad, near Bonita, Okla. The train was running at full speed when the wreck occurred, the place of wreck being the same where a freight train was wrecked yesterday. It is claimed that the wreck occurred from the failure of the crew to obey orders and run slow over the piece of track which was torn up yesterday.
Engineer FRAZIER and two brakemen were instantaly killed, and Fireman LAW was fatally scalded. Conductor LITTLEFIELD was also injured, as were also Express Messenger WILDER and Mail Clerk PALMER. A large number of passengers were also injured by being bruised and shaken up generally.

Palestine Daily Herald Texas 1909-05-12



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