Hershey, PA Train Wreck, Oct 1923

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Overturned Train Wreckage

ENGINEER KILLED AT HERSHEY WHEN TRAIN IS WRECKED.

PINNED BENEATH OVERTURNED ENGINE AS 25 CARS PLUNGE OVER EMBANKMENT.

Hershey, Pa., Oct. 11. -- A Philadelphis and Reading engineer was killed in a freight wreck early today at the rear of the Hershey Chocolate plant when 25 cars plunged down a 15 foot embankment. The engineer is CHARLES A. AHN, 38 years old of Allentown, Pa. He was pinned beneath the overturned engine. Two freight cars loaded with oil and automobiles were telescoped over the engine.
A few seconds after the wreck fire from the overturned engine ignited the paint and oils. Hershey firemen were called to help battle the flames.
Wrecking crews from the Rutherford yeards near Harrisburg have been rushed to Hershey.

New Castle News Pennsylvania 1923-10-11