Clarkewood, TX Fatal Train Collision, Jan 1918
CONDUCTOR IS KILLED IN TRAIN COLLISION.
ONE FATALITY AND SEVERAL INJURIES RESULT FROM WRECK.
TEXAS-MEXICAN TRAIN CRASHES INTO A BROWNSVILLE LINE PASSENGER NEAR CORPUS CHRISTI.
Special to The News.
Corpus Christi, Tex., Jan 25. -- WILL McLANE, aged 49, conductor on the St. Louis Brownsville & Mexico Railway, was killed and eight others, including RT. REV. BISHOP PAUL NUSSBAUM of the Corpus Christi diocess, were injured this morning when a train of the Texas-Mexican Railway, on route Laredo to Corpus Christi, crashed into an east bound train of the Brownsville line.
The accident occurred at Clarkewood, eight miles west of Corpus Christi. The Brownsville line train had just pulled out of the station when the Texas-Mexican tore into the passenger train. Conductor McLANE was in the first day coach back of the express car and apparently had stuck his head out of the window to highball the crew. His head and right arm were completely severed from his body and fell to the ground, while his body was buried in the car under a mass of wreckage.
The injured bishop NUSSBAUM, who suffered a broken arm, also had two fingers crushed, and REV. SCHEID sustained severe injuries about the head.
The full extent of the latter's injuried may not be determined for another day or two.
F. B. WILLIAMS of Houston, negro brakeman for the Gulf Coast Lines, received severe cuts on his arms and legs.
WILL BROOKS of Corpus Christi, negro brakeman for the Gulf Coast Lines, back wrenched and legs severely cut.
JACK DOWLING, Laredo, engineer on the Texas-Mexican train, injured, but not serious.
ELIJAH COLES of Houston, minor injuries.
FRANCIS I. CANDY of Robstown, minor injuries.
A. JACK FRYER, 915 McCullough street, San Antonio, minor injuries.
A heavy fog prevailed at the time of the accident and this is assigned as the cause. The injured were rushed here in motor ambulances.
RT. REV. PAUL NUSSBAUM, bishop of the diocese of Corpus Christi, was returning from attending the funeral of the late Bishop N. A. GALLAGHER at Galveston.
Galveston Daily News Texas 1918-01-26