Peoria, IL Train Wreck Traps Crew, July 1917

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TRAPPED IN TRAIN WRECK CAB CREW SUFFER BADLY.

(Associated Press Telegram)
Peoria, Ill., July 17. -- SHERMAN SLATER, Blue Island, Ill., engineer of the Rock Island pasenger train from Chicago, wrecked when it went thru an open switch into a cut of flat cars in the Rock Island yards here early this afternoon, was extricated from the debris two hours later with both feet cooked and crushed and otherwise badly injured. He is in a hospital with small hope of recovery. HAROLD SMITH, a telegraph operator from Bureau, who was riding in the cab at the time, is also in the hospital badly scalded, and in a serious condition.

Waterloo Times Tribune Iowa 1917-07-18