Lima, OK Train Wreck, May 1907

WRECK ON THE ROCK ISLAND

Two Fatalities Are Reported and Three Are Seriously Injured.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 13.---Two Rock Island freight trains collided head on a few miles west of Lima, Oklahoma, early today. Engineer Curry and a negro who was shavelling[sic] coal for Fireman Lineman, were killed. Lineman was fatally hurt and three tramps stealing a ride and a brakeman were seriously injured.

Engineer Wallen, who escaped injury, assumes blame for the wreck. He had orders to take the siding at Lima, but went by.

Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA 13 May 1907