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Williamsport, IN Train Wreck, Oct 1922

Three Killed In Wreck Of Fast Passenger Train

Williamsport, Ind., Oct. 20 (By U. P.) - Three men lost their lives in the wreck of fast passenger train No. 2 on the Wabash here at midnight. Five injured were taken to Lafayette for treatment. No passengers were among the casualties.

The Dead:
Charles SMUGE, engineer.
W. H. SMITH, mail clerk.
R. A. SMITH baggageman.
The injured included baggagemen and trainmen.

The train, bound from St. Louis to New York, was speeding to make up time when it hit a broken rail. Railroad officials declared they believed the tracks had been tampered with.

Seven coaches and the engine went into the ditch.

Fire broke out immediately after the train left the track, burning the wreckage.

Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake City, UT 20 Oct 1922

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