New Albany, IN Train Wreck, Jan 1909


Defective Rail Causes Accident Near New Albany, Ind.

Louisville, Jan. 29. -- Fifteen persons were seriously injured and a score of others more or less seriously bruised by the derailment of a portion of train No. 9 on the Southern railway, bound from Evansville, Ind., to Louisville.  Pierce Waltz of Milltown, Ind., is believed to be fatally injured.  The train had just emerged from a long tunnel near New Albany when it struck a defective rail.  The smoking car was turned completely over and three other coaches were tipped over on their sides.

The badly injured are:  Pierce Waltz, treasurer of Crawford county, Milltown, Ind.; E. E. Kunkel, Detroit, Mich.; L. M. O'Bannon, editor of the Democrat, Corydon, Ind.; Jesse B. Harmon, Georgetown, Ind.; George Soulman, traveling man, Chicago.

A two-year-old child who was talking to its mother just before the wreck was thrown through a window and landed unhurt in the soft mud of a creek.

The Daily Times, New Philadelphia, OH 29 Jan 1909