Marion, IN Train Strikes Buggy, May 1890

STRUCK BY AN EXPRESS TRAIN.

THE FOUR OCCUPANTS OF A BUGGY KILLED AT MARION, IND.

Marion, Ind., May 31. -- Two women and two children were killed near the eastern limits of the city, where the Panhandle track crosses the Jonesboro pike. The Chicago, St. Louis, and Pittsburg express, west-bound, running fully fifty miles an hour, collided with a buggy and killed MRS. O. J. STONE and her two children and MRS. POE WIMMER. The horse was killed and thrown a hundred feet. The engine struck the vehicle so squarely that it was caught upon the pilot and carried a quarter of a mile, when the train stopped. MRS. STONE was still in the buggy. Her neck was broken and her body was terribly mutilated.

Davenport Morning Tribune Iowa 1890-06-01