Cairo, IL Train Wreck, Jan 1903

Small Crash on Illinois Central

On Illinois Central.
Cairo, Ill., Jan 29 --- The Chicago fast passenger train of the Illinois central met on the St. Louis train in a rear-end collision near here yesterday. Harry Bruckner, of chicago, fireman of the Chicago train, and Charles Bryant, a flagman, were severly injured. Mel B. Willard, engineer of the Chicago train, escaped with slight injuries. A dense fog prevented Willard from seeing the St. Louis train in time to stop. Passengers in the regular coaches were not hurt.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA 29 Jan 1903