Hazelhurst, AL Train Wreck, May 1901

Hazelhurst, AL Train Wreck, May 1901

The Rails Spread.

Fatal Accident on the Illinois Central in Louisiana.

New Orleans, La., May 13. – The southbound Illinois Central passenger train from Chicago jumped the track on the curve near Hazelhurst, 30 miles south of Jackson, at daylight today. C. E. ROSE of Fulton, Ky., mail clerk, and Tom LEE, firemen, were killed. Gus NELSON, the engineer, had a leg broken and M.E. STEPHAN, assistant mail clerk, was badly bruised. Physicians have been sent to the scene from Jackson. The track where the accident occurred was undergoing repairs.

Butte Weekly Miner, Butte, MT 15 May 1901