Madison, IL Spread Rails Wreck Train, July 1903

RAILS SPREAD, TRAIN WRECKED.

A SERIOUS DISASTER OCCURS NEAR MADISON, ILL.

A MAN AND A GIRL ARE KILLED.

St. Louis, July 11. -- Two persons, one a girl, were killed, three were seriously injured, and a score slightly hurt in a wreck on the Terminal Railroad association's line between Granite City and Madison, Ill., Friday. The dead girl was ARMA J. JERSKAMP, of St. Louis. FRED WINTER died soon after being taken to St. Mary's infirmary at St. Louis.
The injured are:
EVERET HASTINGS, left leg and arm broken and head cut.
GEORGE FRY, right foot crushed and left arm broken.
JOSEPH STEIN, left leg broken and right ankle crushed.
CHARLES BLANKEY, of St. Louis, knee injured.
KATE HAYNES, of Madison, face bruised.
ROSE JORDAN, of St. Louis, back injured.
LILLIE OVERBERY, of North Venice, side bruised.
MABEL OVERBERY, of North Venice, head bruised, arm and leg cut.
EDITH KLUMP, of Madison, arm, head and body badly bruised.
The terminal passenger train, which left St. Louis at 6:25 a.m., consisting of nine coaches loaded with workmen for the factories of the Tri-Cities, jumped the track on a small trestle just north of the American Car and Foundry Company's shops at Madison.
One coach rolled over onto the track of the Chicago & Alton, striking the baggage coach of a passenger train passing in the opposite direction.
The derailed cab was badly crushed. The Chicago & Alton train was not wrecked.
Spreading of the rails of the trestle, which had been weakened by the flood, is believed to have caused the accident.

Logansport Reporter Indiana 1903-07-11