Osceola, MO Train Derails, Aug 1928

EIGHTEEN HURT AS TRAIN JUMPS TRACK.

SPREAD OF TRACK IS BLAMED FOR ACCIDENT; SIX ARE BADLY INJURED.

By Associated Press.
Osceola, Mo., Aug. 26. - Six persons were severely injured; twelve others badly bruised when the Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield passenger train was wrecked early this morning five miles south of Vista, Mo. The train, consisting of engine, tender, a baggage car and a passenger car, left the rails when the track spread. The train is operated on a stub line of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.
The baggage car turned over on one side, while the passenger car went into a twelve-foot ditch. Motorists on Highway 13, about a quarter of a mile from the scene of the wreck, heard the crash and rushed to the rescue of the passengers. Virtually all of the 22 passengers were cut by flying glass.
The six most seriously injured are:
CHARLES MORRISON, conductor, of Springfield, Mo., right hip badly injured and head and arms cut.
MRS. IDA F. PRESTON, Lockwood, Mo., neck, chest and body badly lacerated.
MR. and MRS. GEORGE McCoy, Humanville, Mo., body bruises.
JAMES RAINES, Deepwater, Mo., arms cut and lacerated.
MRS. GUS LUCKY, Gordon City, Mo., head cut, broken right leg and chest bruises.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1928-08-27