Everett, MA Train And Truck Collision, Dec 1966
The train, a local, left Boston's North Station at 12:01 a.m. bound for Rockport, Mass.
Police said the force of the collision carried the train and truck 100 feet down the tracks. The truck ruptured, spilling most of its 7,000 gallons of stove oil in a fiery wave.
The train tilted off the tracks and the truck overturned.
Police said the engineer of the train, THOMAS BAGLEY, was killed.
A passenger, MARTIN F. MARNIK, 18, of Lynn said the engineer came into the car just before the crash "and he yelled, 'Lean forward! We're going to hit !' And then I was thrown forward."
MARNIK said he followed a man out of the train through the rear platform after the collision.
Fire Lt. Frederick Scott said the flames shot 20 feet into the air and thick black smoke engulfed the train and truck. "All I could hear was people screaming," he said. "We had to take them out through windows."
Here is a list of the injured in the collision of a Boston and Maine one-car passenger diesel train and an oil truck early today:
Mass. General Hospital
JOSEPH CAMPBELL, 72, 12 Ash St., Danvers, on danger list with extensive burns.
MISS RENEE LAUTZENHISER, 19, Oaks Avenue, Magnolia, on danger list with extensive burns.
CHARLES VAN ALSTINE, 50, 104 Nahant St., Lynn, possible shock and smoke inhalation.
JOHN McKEON, 57, 7 Ellsworth Ave., Cambridge, treated and released for leg contusions.
Chelsea Memorial Hospital
BRUCE JOHNSON, 18, 59 Riverdale Park, Gloucester, good condition with burns.
Chelsea Naval Hospital
Marine Sgt. DAVID R. COSGROVE, 30, of Lynn.
An unidentified Naval corpsman, not a passenger, was treated for smoke inhalation and released.
Whidden Memorial Hospital
ROBERT MILLIKEN, 32, 30 Prescott St., Salem, good condition with second degree burns and smoke inhalation.
PAUL MAHAN, 24, 69 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott, good condition with second degree burns and smoke inhalation.
MISS CATHERINE O'KEEFE, 57, Brookline, treated and released for leg contusions.
MISS JOAN SHRAYER, 29, Beverly, treated and released for smoke inhalation.
ROBERT E. DIXON, 35, 70 Palmer St., Salem, treated and released for burns on the hands and face.
KENNETH RITCHIE, 23, 7 Herrick St., Beverly, treated and released.
MARTIN F. MARNIK, 18, 57 Superior St., Lynn, treated and released for facial burns and cuts.
ANTHONY LUZIO, 28, 17 Whitmore St., Gloucester, treated and released.
Spec. 4.C. ANTHONY ANNIS, JR., 21, 36 Walnut St., Dedham, treated and released.
NUNZIO IOZZA, no age or street address, treated and released for smoke inhalation. He is an Everett fireman.
RAYMOND BOULEY, 29, of Billerica, treated and released for shock. He was the driver of the fuel truck.
Fitchburg Sentinel Massachusetts 1966-12-28