Memory Bank: Train crash kills six

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A southbound freight train and a northbound passenger train collided on Sept. 24, 1910, on the Indiana Union Traction interurban line at the Ressler crossing 2 miles north of Tipton. Six people were killed and at least six others were injured, according to newspaper reports about the accident. Among the six who died was a Brooklyn man on his way to be married in Kokomo. His brother, who was to be his best man, also died in the crash. The accident happened a few days after an interurban train crash north of Bluffton killed 41.

Sources: Indiana Historical Society, The Herald Democrat (Leadville, Colorado, Sept.  25, 1910)

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