Celilo, OR Train Collision, Dec 1921

SIX KILLED, 22 INJURED AS LIMITEDS ARE WRECKED BY HEAD-ON CRASH IN OREGON.

DETOUR USED ON ACCOUNT OF WEAKENED BRIDGE IS CAUSE OF TRAGEDY; FOUR MORE VICTIMS MAY DIE.

(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Portland, Ore., Dec. 1. -- Six persons were killed in a head-on collision early today between the eastbound Portland-Spokane limited and the westbound Oregon-Washington limited trains of the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation company, two miles east of Celilo.
The dead:
C. J. YARBOUGH, porter, train No. 12.
JACK COLE, McMinnville, Ore., aged 5.
MRS. J. W. WALLIN, Amity, Ore.
A. H. McBRIDE, marine guard on train No. 12.
L. J. KIRK, Joseph, Ore.
JOE BRISTOW, fireman.
Twenty-two persons were injured.
The Portland-Spokane limited, No. 12, left Portland last night, and the westbound Oregon-Washington limited, No. 17, was due in Portland at 7:15 a.m.
The injured were rushed to The Dalles, Ore., where first aid was rendered, and are en route to Portland on a special train which will be met by a corps of doctors and nurses, who left Portland early this morning.
On account of the bridge at Eagle Creek being damaged by high water, it was necessary to detour all Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation trains over the Spokane, Portland & Seattle line between Portland and Celilo.
Train No. 12 had just transerred to the Oregon-Washington main line at Celilo and was proceeding east when it met No. 17, which was late, having been delayed by water trouble in the vicinity of Gibbon and Kamela.
Celilo is 97 miles east of Portland.
Information early today was scant, because the Oregon-Washington wires through the Columbia gorge not been re-established.
Conductor J. L. McCRARY was in charge of train No. 17 and Conductor J. W. ALLISON was in charge of No. 12.
Among those injured was MRS. VICTORIA TERRY, Santa Ana, Calif., slightly injured.

FOUR OF INJURED AT THE DALLES MAY DIE.
The Dalles, Ore., Dec. 1. -- The head-on collision early today between east bound and west bound Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation company trains, in which six passengers were killed, occurred on the right-hand track, which for a short distance is used by trains in both directions. The wreck is near mile post No. 97 and within a half-mile of Celilo Station. Both trains were making a speed of about 30 miles an hour, according to railroad men here.
Four of the dead were taken from train number 17, which was the more badly wrecked of the two.
The injured were taken to Portland on a special train, accompanied by surgeons and nurses, leaving The Dalles at 7:30 a.m.
In addition to the six persons killed four were so badly injured that their recovery was not expected.
They are:
MRS. LLOYD COLE of McMinnville, Ore., whose little boy was killed.
MRS. JOSEPH H. DUNCAN, Portland, Ore.
W. E. THOMPSON, Portland, Ore., fireman on train number 12.
ROY HODGES, Stanfield, Ore., age 15 years.
The seriously injured are:
THOMAS ALLAN, Portland, engineer of train number 12.
JOHN GARDNER, Portland, Ore., engineer of train number 17.
A. ANDERSON, Portland, Ore.

Bakersfield Californian 1921-12-01