Elm Point, MO Passenger Train Derails, Mar 1903

NINE HURT IN WRECK.

WABASH TRAIN DERAILED AT ELM POINT, MO. -- CAUSE UNKNOWN.

St. Charles, Mo., March 16. -- The Omaha through express on the Wabash was wrecked at Elm Point, five miles west of here yesterday and nine people were injured. All will recover.
The injured:
MRS. J. E. T. McGEE of Council Bluffs.
MRS. ELLA COX of Council Bluffs.
MRS. J. F. BENNETT of Memphis, Tennessee.
MRS. W. H. SMITH of Kirksville, Mo.
D. TRUEHOFT of Des Moines.
WM. PRICKETT of Mercer, Mo.
JAMES CANANTSEY of St. Louis.
J. L. HOLBROOK of St. Louis.
W. C. SEEGER of St. Louis.
The train was behind time and running at fifty-five miles an hour when the entire train, excepting the engine and express car left the track. The injured were brought to St. Louis. Wabash officials state that they have no idea what caused the wreck.

Ottumwa Daily Courier Iowa 1903-03-16