Santee River, SC Train Through Trestle, June 1886


Charleston, S.C., June 8. -- The northward bound passenger train on the Northeastern Railroad, which left here at 12 o'clock yesterday, plunged through the Santee River trestle, midway between St. Stephen's Station and Santee River bridge, smashing the coaches and killing six passengers.
The killed are:
JOHN L. COLE, of Charleston
DR. G. G. KINLOCH, of Charleston
CHARLES INGLESBY, JR, of Charleston.
MISS McIVER, of Charleston.
E. McWHITE, of Marion.
MISS HANNAH WILSON, residence not known.
The injured:
Conductor B. G. MAZYCK, badly hurt.
Mail Agent RENNEKER, badly hurt.
HENRY HUSBANDS, baggage master, seriously.
WARREN BURGESS, colored, wood passer, painfully.
JAMES GOULDMAN, news agent, slightly.
W. C. CHANDLER, of Sumter, slightly.
LOUISA W. CHANDLER, of Sumter, slightly.
MISS MAGGIE M. WHITE, of Marion, slightly.
W. B. BARNES, of Sumter, painfully.
HENRY HENRY, colored, slightly.
Express Messengers WEST and PRICE, and sleeping car porter, seriously.
JOHN WRIGHT, of Wilmington, N.C., seriously.
The cause of the accident is ascribed to the recent freshet, which has materially injured the trestle. The high water has thus far prevented a thorough examination. As soon as the news of the accident reached this city, a special train was dispatched, in charge of the superintendent Royall, with Dr. Ancrum, for the relief of the wounded and to bring back the dead. The wreck is so serious that no northern bound train was sent out last night.

The News Frederick Maryland 1886-06-08