Great Falls, MT Train Accident, Sept 1911


J. M. McCoy Was Struck by Passenger Train at Great Falls Friday Evening.

J. M. McCoy, formerly a resident of Grand Forks, was struck by a Great Northern passenger train while walking across a railroad bridge at Great Falls, Mont., Friday evening and died Saturday morning. Miss Anna McCoy, who left the city a short time ago for Great Falls, but who was visiting in Grand Junction, Colo., at the time, is a daughter.

In the accident Mr. McCoy was thrown over the bridge and to the rocks near the water's edge. His skull was fractured, one ankle was broken and he was otherwise badly injured. He never regained consciousness.

Mr. McCoy was a bridge contractor in Montana and had made that state his home for only a short time. Mrs. McCoy was at Helena, Mont., at the time of his death, not arriving in Great Falls until Saturday evening.

Funeral services were held in Great Falls Sunday.

In addition to Miss Anna McCoy, who is very well known in Grand Forks, there aso[sic] is another daughter, Miss Eva.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Fork, ND 26 Sept 1911