Fell From Bridge

Bismarck Man Killed Under Railroad Car

Brooks Underwood, conductor on the Soo line, was instantly killed about 10 o'clock this morning at Wilton, when he fell between two cars and was run over.

The train, extra freight 419 west, was backing in on an elevator track at Wilton in charge of Conductor J.L. Setser. Conductor Underwood was working as a brakeman. He slipped and fell between two cars, and the wheels of the cars severed his body, according to reports reaching here.

Mr. Underwood was about 45 years of age. His home was at 1200 Broadway, and he is survived by a widow and a daughter about 9 years of age.

Mr. Underwood's home originally was Atlanta, Ga., but he had been in the Soo line service since 1912. He was a member of all Masonic bodies, including the Shrine, and B.R.T and O.B.C. He was well known and popular among railroad men.

A telephone message to The Tribune from Wilton said that at noon arrival of the McLean county coroner was being awaited before the body was moved from its position under the train. Two people saw Mr. Underwood fall between the cars, but were some distance away. The body was dragged about two car lengths.

12/9/1922 Bismarck Tribune

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