August 9, 1916 FRIGHTFUL FATALITY AT HIGHLAND INN

August 9, 1916 The Globe

FRIGHTFUL FATALITY AT HIGHLAND INN

MISS IRENE BOYD OF LACHUTE KILLED BY FREIGHT TRAIN

Algonquin Park, August 8, 1916 – Miss Irene Boyd, aged eighteen of Lachute Que., was killed here on Saturday night by a freight train, under which she fell. She was an employee of the Highland Inn, and was playing with a girl friend in a freight car standing on the siding in front of the hotel.

The car was pulled out before they expected, and her girl chum succeeded in jumping ot safety before the train developed much speed. Miss Boyd hesitated, and finally when the train had gone about two hundred yards and was travelling at a pretty fast rate she made a frantic effort to jump, missed her footing and fell under the wheels being cut to pieces. Her legs were found near each other, and the body about a hundred yards away, but her head was carried about three miles.

 

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