FORTY-FIVE DEAD IN ROCK ISLAND WRECK IN IOWA|
C. R. I. & P. Ry. PASSENGER IS DERAILED NORTH Of GREEN MOUNTAIN.|
CAUSED BY A SPREADING RAIL
Coach, Smoker and Pullman With Human Freight Are Smashed In Confused Mass of Bloody Wreckage.
Marshalltown, Iowa, March 22. Forty-five people were killed and 40 were Injured, many of them fatally In a wreck four and a half miles north of Green Mountain, Iowa, on a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific passenger train.
The train, which was a consolidation of No. 19 from Chicago and No. 21 from St. Louis, bound for Minneapolis, Minn., was being detoured over the track of the Chicago Great Western road. Running at about 30 miles an hour in a cut north of Green Mountain, the train struck a spread rail. The pilot locomotive jumped the track and with terrific
force was buried ln an embankment of soft clay.
A second locomotive, just behind the first, rolled over, and the impact of the sudden stop hurled all the rear cars forward. A coach, smoker and a Pullman car were smashed to splinters, almost all the occupants being killed or Injured. The superstructure of the Pullman was literally shaved off and was jammed like a ramrod through the smoker and day coach.|
The following is the list of dead as far as identified.
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The following were among the injuried: