Killed by Fast Mail
Last Monday night a young man by the name of Carl Sorenson was struck by the fast mail train near Towner and instantly killed. The train stopped and picked up the body which was taken to Minot. Carlson worked for Axel Gumelius, who lived a couple miles east of Towner. In walking to town he usually went along the track. Monday night a very heavy wind was blowing from the west and made it practically impossible to hear. When the mail train came along it was running at top speed and the chances are that Carlson never knew what hit him. Almost every bone in the body was broken.
Williston Graphic, 9/1/1910