John Cassidy testifies in train fatality on Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad.

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John Cassidy testifies in train fatality on Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad. - ) j THE LEEINqiEST, What was Done at Scranton...
) j THE LEEINqiEST, What was Done at Scranton Tester day over the Body of J. W. Lee. The examination into the death of J. "W. Lee, the printer, who was killed by the engine of a pay car on the Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad on Wednesday Wednesday last, terminated yesterday before the coroner's jury, which had been Impan-neled Impan-neled Impan-neled at Scranton. Superintendent Cas-sidy, Cas-sidy, Cas-sidy, Engineer Bennett, Engineer Miller, and Station Master Judd were sworn and testified to the facts in the case. It was developed that Lee, in company with two other men was verr drunk, and tried to stop a train before the fatal one; mat leo was walking was walking on the side track until within four or five rail lengths of the approaching locomotive, when ho stepped on the track; as soon as he did m he did Mr. Cassidy reversed ihe enaine.but if it i had been his own father he could not ; have saved him from being run over. ' as they were running at the rate of twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five miles an hour. The jury rendered the following verdict : "That J. W. Lee came to his death by being accidently run over by a pay train of the Lehigh and Susquehanna railroad, that the accident was unavoidable and that no blame can be attached to any person employed by the said company. '

Clipped from Record of the Times03 Oct 1876, TuePage 4

Record of the Times (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)03 Oct 1876, TuePage 4
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  • John Cassidy testifies in train fatality on Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad.

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