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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Sayre, PA Train Accident, July 1907

Engineer Was Asleep in Cab.

Serious Wreck Occurred in Sayre Yards, the Engineer Being in a Precarious Condition.  read more »

Crestline, OH Semi Truck Collision, Sep 1946

EIGHT CHILDREN, CRESTLINE MAN, AMONG INJURED.

WILDLY-CAREENING SEMI-TRAILER SMASHES VEHICLE CARRYING YOUNGSTERS, THEN STRIKES HUNTER'S CAR; DRIVER FINED, SUSPENDED.  read more »

Sharon, PA & Warren, OH Train In Three Collisions, Dec 1935

ERIE EXPRESS IN THREE COLLISIONS; ONE MAN IS DEAD.

PYMATUNING MAN KILLED, AUTO IS STRUCK; TWO HOURS LATER TRAIN HITS AUTO TANGLE.  read more »

Shawangunk Mountain, NY Head On Collision, April 1935

MAN AND WIFE KILLED.  read more »



by Dr. Radut