Guthrie, OK (Indian Territory) Train Collision, Sep 1887

FRIGHTFUL RAILWAY SLAUGHTER.

TEN MEN KILLED IN A COLLISION IN INDIAN TERRITORY.

Arkansas City, Kan., Sept. 22. -- A disastrous wreck occurred on the gulf division of the Southern Kansas railroad at Guthrie, four miles south of Purcell, I. T. A light engine and construction train collided while both were moving at a high rate of speed. The two engines and twelve freight cars were piled in a heap. Engineer CHARLES PEARSON, of the light engine, was fatally crushed, and his fireman, CHARLES STEWART, seriously hurt. It is rumored that a large number of the workmen were killed. Most reports say that eight to ten were killed or wounded.

Logansport Pharos Indiana 1887-09-22