Virginian in 1909--Wreck

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
March 26, 1909

George Hill Succumbs to Frightful Burns Received in Rock Tunnel Wreck

Conductor Geo. Hill, who was so badly burned in the Virginian wreck at Rock Tunnel, mention of which was made in the Daily Telegraph, died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at Bigony hospital at Hinton, where he was taken soon after the wreck. Capt. Hill's home was at Talcott, W. Va.[About 11 miles east of Hinton]
Fireman Pete Foster whose home is at Forest Hill [About 14 miles southeast of Hinton] was also taken to Bigony hospital. He is in a serious condition, but is doing quite well and hopes are entertained for his recovery.

Gordon Hamilton
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