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Kenosha, WI Electric Train Wreck, Aug 1932

Woman Killed, 23 Hurt as Electric Train Quits Track

By The Associated Press

KENOSHA, Wis., Aug. 20.--A Chicago woman was killed and 23 persons were injured when a north shore electric train left the rails and plowed into a field three miles south of here this afternoon.

A hundred passengers were thrown about in the careening cars. Those in the first car were hurled violently from floor to ceiling as it rolled into the field.

Mrs. E. W. Masden, 45, Chicago, was killed. She, and most of those injured, were riding in the first car.

C. Lichfield, Chicago, the motorman, could give no reason for the wreck nor could the conductor, H. L. Mead, Highland Park, Ill.

Abilene Morning Reporter-News, Abilene, TX 21 Aug 1932



article | by Dr. Radut