Milton, KS Train Wreck, May 1910

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FAST TRAIN IS WRECKED IN KANSAS.

NINE INJURED WHEN PASSENGER TRAIN MEETS DISASTER NEAR MILTON.

BAGGAGE CAR IS BURNED.

BOTTOM OF SMOKING CAR IS TORN OFF BUT ENGINE REMAINS ON TRACK.

Wichita, Kan., May 14. -- Nine persons were injured when Kansas City, Mexico and Orient passenger train No. 2 was wrecked tonight near Milton, Kansas, 30 miles southwest of here.
The injured:
A. C. BURBANKS, Wichita, express messenger, internal injuries, Syracuse.
S. FROLECHSTEIN, St. Louis, arm broken.
T. W. VANDEVEER, Wichita, collar bone and several ribs broken.
M. HANSBERGER, mail clerk, Wichita, internal injuries.
RIGBY, Wichita, leg broken.
J. D. WORKMAN, Wichita, collar bone broken.
O. G. KELLERMAN, Lambert, Okla., shoulder broken.
F. H. MADISON, Wichita, mail clerk, internal, serious.
DR. AVERY, Eldorado, Kansas, scalp wound.
The wreck was caused by spreading rails.
The train was running 15 minutes late when the accident happened. The engine did not leave the track, but the tender was bottom side up, the baggage car was burned, the bottom torn out of the smoker and the chair car left the track. The sleeper remained on the rails.
The injured were taken to a hotel in Milton where physicians attended them.

Nevada State Journal Reno 1910-05-15