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Keowee Courier (SC)
Keowee Courier (SC)
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Description: Killed by Train in Walhalla

Date: July 18 1906

Newspaper published in: Pickens Court House, SC


Page/Column: Page 5, Column 1

Killed by Train in Walhalla
Last Thursday Ervin Crain, of Pine Mountain, Ga., was run over by a freight train in the railroad yards and so seriously injured that he died Friday morning. His right leg was crushed, his body badly bruised, and he sustained internal injuries. Young Crain was about 18 years of age, and for several years had been engaged in hauling freight from Walhalla to Highlands, N. C. Thursday one of his horses was sick and he could not return to Highlands at once. He was watching the freight train shift in the yard. A number of cars were shoved down the main track, and as they passed the switch was thrown so as to allow the engine to go into the siding to turn round. Crain stood on the track watching the engine, paying no attention to the cars, which knocked him down and ran over him, with the result stated above. Witnesses to the accident say it was due to his carelessness. Young Crain lingered till Friday morning. His leg was amputated below the knee, and everything possible was done for him. He died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Jacobs, where he was taken immediately after he was hurt. He was a son of Levi Crain, of Pine Mountain. His death is deeply regretted on all sides. It is said on all sides that the accident was due to no fault of the employees or officials of the railroad. The body of Mr. Crain was taken to Pine Mountain Saturday for burial.

Submitted: 09/20/17

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