Annapolis, MD Train Wreck, Jun 1908


Special Cars Collide During Commencement at the Naval Academy


Several Extra Cars on Line to Take Care of Commencement Visitors.

Scores of Others Seriously Injured and Some of Them Perhaps Fatally---Accident Due to a Confusion of Orders and Occurred Shortly Before 7 O'clock---One Unidentified Woman Among the Dead.

Annapolis, Md., June 5.---In a head-on collision between two special cars on the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis electric railroad shortly before 7 o'clock tonight eight persons were killed outright and a score of others were seriously injured, some of them perhaps fatally. The collision was due to a confusion of orders as the line has been running several extra cars each way in connection with the commencement festivities at the naval academy.

The dead are:

RICHARD NORTON, 25 years old, Baltimore.
A. H. SCHULTZ, 40 years old, Baltimore.
POLICEMAN SHREIBER, 40, employed by the railway company at Academy Junction.
UNIDENTIFIED WHITE WOMAN, apparently about 25, said to be from Baltimore and dressed in a ball costume.
ZACH O'NEAL, 25, New York, a motorman.
RUTH SLAUGHTER, aged 6, daughter of General Traffic manager Wm. E. Slaughter of the road.
J. W. McDANIEL, Baltimore.
GEORGE WHITE, Baltimore.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 6 Jun 1908