A Fatal Wreck
Engineer Joe Reedy Looses His Life in a
The Dalles, Dec. 25. – A wreck on the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company’s Road eight miles west of this place this morning in which Engineer Joe Reedy lost his life. Two freight trains were to meet the west bound passenger at Summit station. The side track being to short to accomodate the trains, a breakeman was sent east to flag the passenger train but he forgot to turn the switch to the main track. The passenger train dashed around the curve and crashed into the engine of the train on the siding.
Engineer Reedy was sitting on his box in the freight engine and was thrown under a heap of coal and the tender overturned on him. Other train men escaped with slight wounds and no passengers were hurt.
Eastern Oregon Republican
Saturday, December 29, 1894