Lynchburg, VA Train Crash Into Wagon, Sep 1895
FIVE PEOPLE KILLED BY AN EXPRESS TRAIN NEAR LYNCHBURG.
Passengers who arrived in Winston Monday night brought meager facts of a serious railroad accident which occurred late yesterday afternoon, on the Southern road, ten miles this side of Lynchburg.
It appears that express train No. 35, when near Lawyer's Station ran into a spring-wagon, in which were seated JOSEPH CALLAHAN and wife, MISS McBRAYER, MRS. CALLAHAN'S sister, and CALLAHAN'S two small children. All were killed. CALLAHAN attempted to cross the track in front of the approaching train, and the engineer could not stop in time to prevent the accident. Both horses were killed, and the wagon was knocked into kindling wood.
The man was warned not to attempt to cross the track, but he disregarded the warning, and drove directly in front of the train, which was moving at a speed of thirty-five miles an hour.
The Western Sentinel Winston-Salem North Carolina 1895-09-19