Wymark, OK Train Wreck, Jul 1901

TRAINS GO THROUGH BRIDGE

Five Men Killed by a Bad Wreck on the M. K. & T. in Indian Territory.

Parson, Kan., July 15.-- A head-end collision between two local freight trains on the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas road near Wymark, I. T., killed five men, while three others were probably fatally hurt.

The dead:
JOE MORRIS.
TWO UNKNOWN TRAMPS.
JAMES LEVELLE.
FRANK FITZGERALD.

The injured are: Jose Massey, ---Bean and ---Kilarney.

The collision occurred on a bridge over the Arkansas river, which collapsed, and both engines fell into the river. The two trains caught fire and burned up the bridge as well as the cars. The two engines are reported to be buried in quicksand.

Relief and wrecking crews have gone to the scene, and it is thought that the road will be opened for traffic Thursday. Mistaken orders caused the wreck.

Davenport Daily Republican, Davenport, IA 16 Jul 1901