Kewanee, MS Express And Freight Collision, Mar 1904

LIVES ARE LOST IN A COLLISION.

SIX PERSONS KILLED AND A NUMBER ARE INJURED IN A DISASTER IN ALABAMA.

TWO TRAINS IN FLAMES.

CARELESSNESS IN THE OBSERVANCE OF ORDERS IS SAID TO HAVE CAUSED THE TRAGEDY.

Birmingham, Ala., March 8. -- Six persons killed, three fatally injured, two injured and a limited express train and a freight partially destroyed by a fire was the result of a head-on collision today on the Alabama Great Southwestern Railway near Kewanee, seventeen miles north of Meridian, Miss.
The dead:
Engineer P. H. LARKIN of the express train, Birmingham.
ROBINSON RIGGS, mail clerk, Chattanooga.
D. D. NICHOLSON, mail clerk, Chattanooga.
HENRY BANKS, colored fireman on express, Birmingham.
Mail Weigher DAVIDSON, Chattanooga.
Colored fireman on freight train; name not given.
Those fatally injured are:
J. H. HINDS of Nashville, Southern express messenger.
H. K. WAKEFIELD, baggagemaster.
Engineer CASE of the freight train.
The trains involved were the southbound limited on the Queen and Crescent system and a northbound Southern Railway freight, both roads using the same tracks between Meridian and York. It is understood the wreck was caused by the freight train overlooking orders to meet the express.

San Francisco Call California 1904-03-09