ILLINOIS GENEALOGY TRAILS
MONROE COUNTY, IL
News Stories of
Fires, Floods, Train Wrecks and other Calamities
Two Killed in Freight Wreck.
St. Louis, Sept. 4.- Through a rear end collision between St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern freight trains on Saturday at Valmeyer, Ill., two deaths were caused and two passengers were injured. Conductor Richardson and a brakeman named Davis were killed, and two passengers, George Wiggs and George Vogel, were injured. A local freight train, northbound, had stopped at a water tank when another freight crashed into it from the rear. [The Topeka state journal. (Topeka, Kan.), 04 Sept. 1905.]