Englewood, IL Freight And Passenger Trains Collide, Sep 1889
THE DEATH CRASH.
SEVERAL PEOPLE KILLED IN A RAILROAD WRECK NEAR CHICAGO.
A FREIGHT TRAIN DASHES THROUGH A COACH LOAD OF PASSENGERS, PRODUCING KINDLING WOOD AND MANGLED BODIES -- SCENES.
Chicago, Sept. 24. -- A frightful disaster to a suburban passenger train occurred tonight in the southern outskirts of the city. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific train No. 57, which left the main depot at 5:35 for Blue Island, was crashed into by a freight train at the Lake Shore and Pan Handle crossing, near Eighty-Seventh Street, Englewood. The passenger train was at a standstill, one coach projecting over the crossing. Into this coach, containing about sixty persons, plunged the freight train, traveling rapidly at right angles to the Rock Island tracks. The wreck of the passenger train was instant and complete. Half an hour after four dead bodies had been taken from the debris and the number of victims was still a matter of conjecture. Most of the people in the coach were residents of the suburban towns of Washington Heights and Morgan Park.
When a thorough search had been completed it was found that two ladies and two gentlemen had been killed outright and a third man was in a dying condition. Six other persons are seriously injured. The six unfortunate were hurriedly carried to their homes near at hand while the dying man was taken to an institute of the Sisters of Mercy. The five dead were conveyed to the morgue.
The list of killed is:
An unknown woman, all of Washington Heights.
Those most seriously injured are:
GUS MULCAHEY, Seventy-sixth and Wallace Streets; fatally hurt.
MISS A. K. STEELE.
PARKER HARDEN, of Washington Heights.
The others hurt sustained but little injuries.
Burlington Hawk Eye Iowa 1889-09-25
Researched and Transcribed by Stu Beitler. Thank you, Stu!