Zanesville, OH Railroad Collision, Sep 1869
THE ZANESVILLE DISASTER.
PARTICULARS OF THE RAILROAD COLLISION IN OHIO - THREE MEN KILLED OUTRIGHT, AND TWO FRIGHTFULLY MANGLED - THE TRAINS COLLIDE IN A FOG.
Dispatch to The Evening Telegraph.
Zanesville, Ohio, Sept. 10. - A terrible railroad accident occurred on Wednesday night, four miles east of Cambridge, on the Central Ohio division of the Baltimore Railroad, in which three lives were lost and two persons horribly mangled.
The accident occurred by the colliding of the passenger train due here at 8 o'clock P.M. and a locomotive which was sent out from Cambridge Station. Three persons were on the locomotive, viz.:
WILSON WIEDEMAN, the engineer.
JAMES B. GUTHRIE, freight conductor in charge.
JOHN LEATHERMAN, fireman.
The collision occurred in a heavy fog. LEATHERMAN was instantly killed, GUTHRIE was so badly injured that he died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning.. WIEDEMAN sustained a fracture of his right leg, between the knee and ankle joint. These three men, together with JESSE GEORGE, who was brakeman on the passenger train, and who was injured to such an extent as to render amputation of both legs necessary, were citizens of this city.
An unknown man who, to avoid paying, had taken passage on the baggage car platform, was instantly killed and torn to atoms. From papers found in his valise his name is supposed to be TRAINER. The victims of the disaster, with the exception of the man supposed to be TRAINER, are well and favorably known in this community, and much sympathy is felt for their families.
The Cambridge Tunnel, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, caved in on Wednesday, but will be cleared out by noon, so as to allow uninterrupted travel.
The Evening Telegraph Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1869-09-10