Monday, October 7, 1912

by Elizabeth

A colored man was decapitated by a train on Saturday night. “Alighting from the southbound train, Weeks became confused and stepped directly in front of an approaching locomotive. The wheels passed over his neck, completely severing the head, which rolled to one side of the track in a ghastly manner.” This unfortunate man had been working in Kankakee and was returning to his family in New Orleans.