Athol, SD Train Derailment, Feb 1903

IOWA MAN IS A VICTIM.

FRED BOPP, A BANKER OF HAWKEYE, IS KILLED IN NORTHWESTERN WRECK.

Pierre, S.D., Feb. 24. -- One man was killed and thirteen others more or less seriously injured in an accident on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad near Athol yesterday.
The dead:
FRED A. BOPP, vice president of a bank at Hawkeye, In.
The injured:
P. B. CRIBS, member state legislature, Brown County, head cut and back injured, unconscious for several hours.
T. H. LARABEE, Chicago, hip and shoulder injured.
P. KELLY, Aberdeen, injured internally.
HILDA MURRAY, DeKalb, Ill., left leg and side injured.
LILLIE BITZSTAD, Callendar, Ia., head cut, side bruised.
CHARLES CROW, Aberdeen head cut, back hurt.
Others less severely hurt:
T. H. CAMERON, Aberdeen.
REV. F. EBY, Agra, Kansas.
JAMES BLAIR, Sioux City, Ia.
W. H. OFTWEIN, Winona.
REV. E. T. WINDELL, Centerville, S.D.
J. W. COLLIER, Belvedere, Ill.
BERT MOSHLEN, Milford, S.D.
The smoker and one coach left the track and turned over into a ditch. MR. BOPP was sitting in the rear and was thrown through the window and instantly killed. The most severely injured were taken to Redfield for medical attention. A broken rail is supposed to have caused the accident.

Norfolk News Nebraska 1903-02-27