Retro, TN Train Accident, Sep 1909
THREE KILLED IN WRECK NEAR CHATTANOOGA, TENN.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 4 (AP) -- Three men were killed, one seriously injured and three slightly hurt in a wreck on a spur track of the Cincinnati Southern Railway at Retro, 25 miles north of Chattanooga this morning.
L. L. WATERS, of Dayton, track supervisor.
HERBERT VANDERGRIFF, of Retro.
MONROE HICKMAN, of Retro, colored section hand.
ALBERT VANDERGRIFF was crushed under a car, losing a leg.
CALVIN DOSS, FRED SMITH and ALFRED BILLINGSLEY, the latter colored, were slightly injured.
A section crew was assisting in coupling a long string of idle cars when some of them got away on a grade and ran down the men. A relief train was sent from Chattanooga with physicians and wrecking crews.
Pensacola Journal Florida 1909-09-05