Pasco, WA Two Trains Collide, July 1935

FOUR DIE IN COLLISION OF TWO TRAINS.

ENGINEER AND THREE UNIDENTIFIED TRANSIENTS KILLED; MANY INJURED.

Pasco, Wash., July 18 (AP) -- The engineer and at least three transients were killed today in a head-on collision of a Northern Pacific passenger train and a freight 24 miles from here on the Walla Walla branch.
The dead engineer is STANLEY COWAN of Pasco. The identity of other victims could not be immediately determined.
Engineer COWAN was pinned beneath the boiler and tender body. Two of the transient victims were pinned between the cars and tender.
Fireman TONY NEITZEL was severely injured.
The known list of injured:
Rev. CHARLES WARBER, Everette, Wash.
MRS. EDNA FOWLER, Seattle.
MRS. ESTHER RUFF, Seattle.
NORAH WOOD, Everette, Wash.
MR. and MRS. ARTHUR BOATEON, Walla Walla, Wash.
R. E. KITTRELL, Eureka, Wash., Walla Walla County.
All the injured were brought to a hospital here.
Meager reports from the scene indicated the collision occurred at a blind siding. Both engines were reported damaged badly, with three freight cars and two passenger cars derailed.

Daily Mail Hagerstown Maryland 1935-07-18