Taylorville, IL Train Wreck, Apr 1945

Wabash Engineer Dies of Injuries

Was Injured in Wreck Near Taylorville.

Taylorville, April 14 -- Edward Priest, of Decatur, 71-year-old engineer of a Wabash passenger train which was wrecked near here last Sunday morning, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday in St. Vincent's hospital from burns received in the accident.  John Edwards, fireman, was killed in the wreck.

Priest's body was removed to Decatur. Coroner Sidney Stilts will conduct an inquest into the death of the two men next week.

Daily Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL 15 Apr 1945