Melton, MS Freight Train Collision, Jan 1901

DOUBLE HEADERS CLASH.

FIVE KILLED IN A FREIGHT TRAIN COLLISION IN MISSISSIPPI.

New Orleans, Jan. 2. -- Five men were killed and one badly injured in a head-on collision between two freight trains on the Yazoo & MIssissippi Valley railroad at Melton, Miss., last night.
There were double header engines on both trains.
Both engines were demolished and a large number of cars smashed. The cause of the accident was a misunderstanding of orders.
The dead:
WILLIAM WATSON, engineer.
FRED GRIEFF, engineer.
CHARLES CRANE, engineer.
Two Colored Firemen.

Des Moines Daily News Iowa 1901-01-02