Petersburg, VA Train Wreck, Aug 1898


A Fool Horse Brings Destruction Upon a Farmer's Family at a Crossing.

Petersburg, Va., Aug. 24--A horrible accident occurred today on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad at a crossing known as Grossman's, a short distance from this city. Mr. J. P. Condrey, a prosperous farmer at Chesterfield County, was returning home with his wife and little son in a buggy, and when he reached the crossing the young horse he was driving became unmanageable and carried the party upon the track immediately in front of the local train from Richmond to Petersburg. All the occupants of the buggy were instantly killed.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 25 Aug 1898