Three Trainmen Killed

Article taken from The Massillion Independent, July 20, 1899

Serious Collision on the Norfolk and Western Near Ironton, ). - Three Seriously Injured.

PORTSMOUTH, O., July 19-Three trainmen were killed and three were seriously injured in a head-end collision on the Norfolk and Western railway at Haverhill.

The Dead.
Freight Engineer George Sloan of Coal Grove.
George Egbert of Portsmouth, fireman of passenger train.
Flagman Pertinger of Kenova.

The Injured were:
Thomas Gimbey, Columbus, passenger engineer; leg and arm broken.
-Tiptou, freight fireman; head cut.
Unknown colored tramp; hurt internally.
The wrecked trains were passenger No. 2 and a through freight. They met in a sharp curve near here. A dense fog obscured the track so that those on the engine had no chance to jump.
The engine, 20 freight cars and baggage and express cars were reduced to a pile of wreckage. None of the passenger were injured.