Storrs, OH Train Wreck, Dec 1896

Daily Republican newspaper, Seymour, IN
Monday 7 December 1896; Front Page, Column 3


Head-End Collision on B. & O., S.W. Near Storrs This Morning

Engineer JOHN PRICE and Fireman HOMER DIXON of the B. & O. S.S. Officers' Train Killed - Other Trainmen Injured

A frightful wreck occurred this morning on the B. & O., S.W. near Storrs in which two men were killed and several other trainmen were seriously, though not fatally, injured.

The killed were:

JOHN PRICE, Cincinnati, Engineer officers' train
HOMER DIXON, Ft. Ritner, Fireman officers' train

The injured so far as known are:

Samuel ELSWICK, Washingon, conductor officers' train
Tom JONES, engineer accommodation
John KENNEDY, fireman accommodation

This morning some officials of the B. & O. S. W. started out from Cincinnati on a tour of inspection over the road, their train running as the second section of No. 7. Just after passing Storrs Station they met the Aurora accommodation going east.

The trains came together with a crash wrecking both trains, killing tand injuring the trainmen as above stated. Conductor Mike SEXTON, of the accommodation is reported uninjured.

Engineer PRICE formerly lived in Seymour and was considered one of the most careful engineers on the road.

No particulars can be learned here as to how the mistake was made which resulted in the wreck nor where the blame will rest for the costly and fatal error.

This article is continued as:
Storrs, Ohio - Passenger Trains Collide - 7 December 1896