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Cascade Locks, OR Freight Trains Collide, Jan 1910

TWO ARE KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK.

NINE PERSONS INJURED WHEN FREIGHTS COLLIDE.

CARS LOADED WITH HOGS AND CATTLE ARE STRUCK BY SPECIAL AND FLAMES CONSUME DEBRIS QUICKLY.

(Associated Press)
Portland, Ore., Jan. 5. -- Two men are dead and nine others were injured in a rear end collision between two westbound freight trains in the Oregon Railway & Navigation Railroad three miles east of Cascade Locks today.
The dead:
T. H. CARSON, Kearney, Neb., buyer for the Union Meat Company, crushed to death.
Unidentified Man, burned to death.
Seriously injured:
T. B. MOORE, Durkee, Ore., stock man, leg crushed.
GUY HANLETT, Baker City, Ore., stock man, ankle sprained and leg crushed.
GEORGE B. HALL, Tacoma, Washington, skull crushed.
BERT HALLIHAN, The Dalles, Ore., brakeman, leg fractured.
MR. McLEAN, Mauch Chunk, Pa., cattleman, arm broken and internal injuries.
Four other men were slightly injured.
An extra freight train consisting of ten carloads of hogs from Nebraska, several carloads of cattle and an emigrant car was proceeding slowly when another extra freight came along at a speed of fifteen miles an hour and crashed into the rear of the slower train, crushing the caboose and emigrant car into splinters.
The train crews immediately set to work to rescue those in the caboose. The last of the injured was taken out of the wreckage just before a fire broke out.
In a short time the flames had consumed both cars, and it is believed an immigrant who was caring for some furniture in the emigrant car was burned to death.
Immediately following the wreck a relief train was sent from the city and the body of CARSON and all but one of the injured brought here.

Los Angeles Herald, California 1910-01-06



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