Brownwood, TX Local Freight Train Wreck, Feb 1912
KILLED IN WRECK NEAR BROWNWOOD.
AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN GROUND TO PIECES AND TWO OTHERS ARE INJURED.
Special to The News.
Brownwood, Tex., Feb. 24. -- The local freight due here from San Angelo at 5:30 was wrecked at 5:10 about four and a half miles from Brownwood this afternoon, instantly killing one unidentified persons and injuring two others. Four cars in front of the caboose left the track. The person killed and those injured were riding the trucks of an oil car loaded with cotton seed oil. The train was cut in two and the injured brought to Brownwood, arriving here about 6 o'clock. The injured: HORNER AVINGER of Bangs, left arm pulled entirely off, injury will probably be fatal. BOB READ of Bangs, left leg and toe crushed. CHESTER ALLEN, also of Bangs, was also slightly injured.
The dead man was brought in at 5 o'clock on the passenger train from the west, which transferred at the wreck. All that was on the body to serve for identification was a letter from Milano Junction addressed to C. B. FRAZIER, San Angelo, and bore the postmark of Feb. 16 at Milano Junction, with a return to R. F. D. 2. But the name of the writer was not legible, being worn from carrying in the pocket. Decreased was about 25 to 30 years old, weight about 140 pounds, and clean shaven.
Conductor S. R. LOCKETT was in charge of the freight.
Galveston Daily News Texas 1912-02-25