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L. Lyman

Another Wreck at Kouts.
The Chicago & Atlantic road had another big wreck Saturday, this time near the crossing of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago and Chicago and Indiana Coal roads at Wilders, a station six miles from Kouts, by a collision of two sections of a fast train going east. The first section slacked speed for the crossing, and the second section went crashing into the rear end of the train, demolishing the engine, caboose, and one car containing cattle. The cattle-car took fire, and all but three of the animals were burned.

L. Lyman, a brakeman from Huntington, Ind., was burned to a crisp.

Conductor Jackson of the first section, and the engineer and fireman of the second section barely escaped with their lives.

The collision was caused by the inability of the engineer of the second section to see the first train through the blinding snow storm.

Coroner A. J. Mullen of Michigan City, held the inquest.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: January 5, 1888
Volume Number: 4
Issue Number: 39
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

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