Riga, MI Train Wreck, Jan 1907


Passenger Train on Lake Shore Road Runs into Open Switch

Blissfield, Mich., Jan 21. -- One trainman was killed and twenty passengers were injured when an east-bound Lake Shore Railroad passenger train ran into an open switch late last night at Riga and collided with a freight train, derailing and overturning all the coaches

The injuries included W. H. Millikay of Roxbury, Mass, leg broken, Clarence Gilson, of Blissfield, Mich., leg broken and Conductor Willard Robb, Adrian, Mich, both legs broken. The name of the dead man has not yet been learned.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 22 Jan 1907