Tiltonville, OH Truck And Train Collision, Apr 1928

TRUCK AND TRAIN CRASH.

FIREMAN JUMPS BUT DIES OF BROKEN NECK, GAS EXPLODES.

Steubenville, O., April 12. (AP) -- A locomotive fireman was dead and two persons were recovering from their injuries today as a result of a truck being struck by a Wheeling and Lake Erie passenger train near Tiltonville, O.
The fireman, JOHN W. DANFORD, 38, Navarre, O., was found dead near the scene of the crash late yesterday by a farmer. He was thought to have broken his neck when he jumped from the engine cab just before the wreck.
The locomotive was enveloped in flames when 40 gallons of gasoline in its tank exploded after the truck was hurled on to the engine. The Engineer, B. A. HENDERSON of Canton was partially overcome by fumes and smoke but managed to bring the train to a halt.
JOSEPH MOFFETT, Steubenville, driver of the truck, was taken to a Martins Ferry Hospital, where he was reported to have suffered a fractured leg and possible internal injuries. NORRIS CONN, also of Steubenville who was riding on the truck, received a fractured arm.

Lancaster Daily Eagle Ohio 1928-04-12