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Yesterday's Wreck At Ypsi

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As noted last ereníug all trainé froiu the Oast were detaiiined yester; day aiternoon, because of the wreek at Ypsilanti. The accident caused sad(?) disappointment to the people in Ann Arbor who take the Detroit evenintr papers, because those journals could not be doHvered un til this morning. Nevertheless this great void was pretty_ well filled by the Aun Arbor dailies, and the people went to bed and slept as soundly as if the usual supply of Detroit bajain fodder liad been doled out. The accident was caused by an east bouud M. C. It. R. freíght whlch was running ínto Ypsilanti at about 1:30 yesterday aftemoon, liaving an axle break whe.n just about hall a nrüe aboie the station. Six cars were deraMied, íive lcaving the track above the raiiroad etreet crosslng, while the Bixth was carried down to a point just west of Üio first railroad bridge, where it overturned ajid fell upon the Iako Shore & Michigan Southern track, compietely blocking travel on both roads. WreckJtag crews were teegrahed for and in due time appeared upon the scène. After diligent work axt t lie Lake Shore track, it was cleaired and at 5:30 o'clock tJie western expresa which arrived here at 1:40, was enabled to leave, going over th Iake Shore & Michigan Southern road to pittsfield and thrnce over the Toledo & Ann A:r bor road to Ann Arbor. Brakeman John Lawrence had a navrow escape irom üeath. At the [biime of the accident he was on top of one of the derailed cars. The car ■just ahead was compietely demoHshed, ha.rdly a wholo board beiing left. Tvo tramps who were rSding on the bumpers of one of the wrecked cars also escapod uninjured.


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Ann Arbor Courier