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1865 - FATAL RAILROAD DISASTER. COLLISION ON THE OIL CREEK RAILROAD. NINE PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED AND TEN TO FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY WOUNDED.

News
Erie, Penn., Thursday, Aug. 24.
A collision between a passenger and freight train occurred on the Oil Creek Railroad this morning. Nine persons were killed and from ten to fifteen wounded.

Second Dispatch.
Erie, Penn., Thursday, Aug. 24.
The accident on Oil Creek, near Titusville, was caused by the engineer of the freight train running up on the main track to get on the switch, about the time the mail train was due. The latter, coming round a curve, could not see the engine until within a few yards of it. The two trains came together with such terrific force as to throw passengers from their seats and stave on every car in the train. It is astonishing that so few were injured.

The following is a list of the killed and injured, as near as can be ascertained:
GIDEON LIGHTALL, of Belport, killed.
WM. BALDWIN, JR., East Cleveland, killed.
EDGAR J. CLOUGH, of Fredonia, killed instantly.
STECIO GREENE, Hydetown, both legs broken.
One man, name unknown, killed.
ELVN PRATTER, Gooveland, N,Y, both legs broken, canot live.
RANDOLPH PHILLIPS, Hastings, Oswego County, N. Y., leg broken.
FRED JOSELYN, Corry, Penn., leg broken.
GEO. COLEY, Corry, bruised.
MARVIN DYER, Corry, bruised badly.
One other is badly bruised and injured internally, who refuses to give his name.


The New York Times
New York, New York
August 25, 1865

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