Rucker, CA Passenger Train Wreck, Jan 1908

WESTERN WRECK; TWO ARE KILLED.

SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN IN CALIFORNIA BOUND FOR NEW ORLEANS.

MOTHER AND LITTLE SON ARE KILLED AND TWELVE OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED -- CAUSE OF WRECK IS NOT KNOWN -- SIX COACHES LEFT THE TRACK, ONE TURNING OVER.

By Associated Press.
San Jose, Cal., Jan. 10. -- Southbound train No. 10, an express on the Southern Pacific railroad, was wrecked last night at Rucker, 25 miles below here, and MRS. A. P. BOYD, and her little son, of Portland, Ore., were killed. An unknown tramp stealing a ride on the brake beams was also killed. Twelve injured have been taken to a hospital, where their injuries were treated.
A partial list of the injured follows:
WILLIAM FERGUSON, Lawrence, Mass., badly crushed; may die.
A. SAUNDERS, Chicago, badly crushed.
WILLIAM OAKLEY, Santa Cruz, Cal., slightly hurt.
A. E. BELLEM, New Orleans, fractured arm.
MR. and MRS. H. A. SORBER, Chicago, arms and wrists cut.
MR. and MRS. M. WRECKERT, Bellaquest, S.D.
scalp wounds.
U. U. ABLES, Chicago, arms and wrists cut.
The cause of the wreck is not known. Six coaches left the track. One was rolled into the country road and passengers in this were the most seriously hurt. A wrecking train carrying physicians and nurses was made up here and dispatched to the scene as was a passenger train, to which the uninjured passengers of the wrecked train were transferred. The train was made up in San Francisco and its terminal is New Orleans.

Pensacola Times Florida 1908-01-11