Jones Station, OH Train Wreck, May 1907


And Three Others Hurt in Collision Near Hamilton, O.

Cincinnati, O., May 9. -- One man was killed, one fatally and two others seriously injured in a rear end collision at Jones station, seven miles south of Hamilton, O., today.

An engine was following passenger train No. 1 on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad and heavy smoke prevented the engineer seeing the train, into the rear of which the engine crashed.

Engineer Frank King of Ivorydale, who was making his second trip as an engineer, was instantly killed, and John Sullivan of Hamilton, superintendent of tracks, probably fatally injured.

Jacob Reister, agent of the road at Ivorydale, suffered serious internal injuries and Thomas Kirk of Jones Station had two ribs broken.  No passengers were hurt.

Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 10 May 1907



By Publishers' Press Direct Wire.

Hamilton, O., May 10. -- One man was killed and three injured in a wreck on the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad at Jones' Station, six miles south of Hamilton yesterday.

Dead -- Richard King, 28, a fireman, of Ivorydale.

Injured -- Jacob Leister, agent, Ivorydale; John Sullivan, roadmaster, Hamilton, seriously cut and bruised; Thomas Kirk.

A freight engine and a caboose were following the south bound passenger train which stopped at Jones. The fog was so dense that the crew of the following engine failed to see the passenger train.

The engine plowed through the rear passenger coach.

King, who was fireman of the freight engine, jumped and broke his neck.  It was his second run.

Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 10 May 1907