Willow Springs, MO Train And Wagon Collision, Oct 1897
SIX KILLED AT A CROSSING.
PASSENGER TRAIN NEAR WOLLOW SPRINGS,
MO., STRIKES A WAGON.
A passenger train on the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway ran into a wagon containing seven persons at Dead Man's cut, three miles north of Willow Springs, instantly killing six and fatally injuring the seventh.
The train was stopped and the remains of the dead and the injured were brought in. Conductor Hallaway says proper signals for crossings were given, but they were not heard.
The crossing is considered one of the most dangerous in the country. The persons killed lived in Texas County, Mo., and were on their way to Arkansas to pick cotton.
Semi Weekly Cedar Falls Gazette Iowa 1897-10-05