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Altoona, PA Breaking Wheel Wreck, May 1887

SINGULAR ACCIDENT.

THE BREAKING OF A CAR WHEEL ON THE PENNSYLVANIA ROAD RESULTS IN THE KILLING OF FOUR PASSENGERS.

Altoona, Pa., May 28. -- Last night as the fast line west was nearing Kittanning Point the wheel of a car on a train cast burst and the car crashed into two passenger coaches with terrible effect, killing instantly four men and injuring many others. Telegrams were immediately sent to this city for physicians and all that could be procured hurried to the wreck.
The killed are as follows:
D. GRAHAM, son of ex-speaker Graham, Allegheny, Pa.
J. H. STAUFFER, of Lewisville, O.
WYMER SNYDER, a one-legged man, of Shamokin, Pa.
JOHN DORRIN, a newsboy, of East Liberty, Pa.
FRANK McCOE, of 75 East Thirty-third Street, New York City, will die.
CHARLES BEIDELMAN, of Brinfield, Noble County, Indiana, is dying.
The injured are:
A. AGEN, Fayetteville, N. Y., head and side, not serious.
CLARA ALBERT, of Flint, Mich., slightly.
REV. JOHN ALFRED, of Beaver Falls, Pa., slightly.
HATTIE DICKETT, colored, of Alexandria, Vt., not seriously.
REV. E. H. PORTER, colored, of Detroit, Mich.
EDITH GEISE, aged eleven years, traveling with her mother, was prostrated by the shock, but not injured to any extent.
No passengers occupying sleeping or parlor cars were injured. The accident was an unavoidable one and the worst that has happened for years on the Pennsylvania Road. The injured were brought to this city and made as comfortable as possible.

The Iola Register Kansas 1887-06-03



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