The Shelby Democrat
aged sixty-two years and married, was struck and instantly killed by passenger
train No. 3. going west on the C., L., St. L. and C. railroad, Saturday
afternoon at Fairland. Mr. Storns, who is somewhat deaf, stepped out on
to the main line from between two boxcars, and just as he stepped out the flying
train struck him, breaking his legs and one arm, and crushing his skull.
Death was instantaneous.
Thursday March 21, 1889
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KILLED AT FAIRLAND
I, William Nelius, Coroner of Shelby county, State of Indiana, having been
called to hold an inquest upon the dead body of John Storns, proceeded to
view the body and hear the evidence in the case, and I find that he came to his
death by being struck by a moving passenger engine on the C., I., St. L., &
C. railroad while attempting to cross the track.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Cathy
William Nelius, Coroner Shelby County|
Shelbyville March 18, 1889