Ellwood City, PA Train Accident, Apr 1916


Struck By Train And Is Mangled

Employ of Ellwood City Plant Dies Near B. & O. Tunnel.

The News Bureau, Ellwood City News Co.

ELLWOOD CITY May 1.—Merrill Gallagher of Butler county, was struck and instantly killed by a passenger train on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad near the tunnel at Frisco, near here, at 10:30 o’clock Saturday evening. His body was ground to pieces by the speeding train.

Gallagher in company with several companions was on his way to his home is Frisco from this city. They had just stepped from the Frisco tunnel when a freight train forced them from the track to another track. Here Gallagher was struck by the speeding passenger train that had crept upon them. One of Gallagher’s companions was also struck and his clothes torn, but besides bruises, was uninjured.

Gallagher was terribly mangled by the train and died instantly. He was removed to the morgue in this city and his body prepared for burial. Today it was taken to his home in Butler county his sister coming to accompany the body. Gallagher was employed at the Shelby Steel Tube plant here, he was aged 29 and was unmarried.

New Castle News, New Castle, PA 1 May 1916