A Fatal Accident.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 8, 1897 Page 1:
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A Fatal Accident.

Will Leachman Is Thrown From His Wagon and Killed.

A Short Distance From Home

His Team Became Unmanageable and Ran Away—Back Broken Against a Tree.

Last Thursday evening Will Leachman was thrown from his wagon by a runaway team and almost instantly killed, near his home, on the Rowland Springs road.

He had been to Cartersville for the purpose of taking out a load of guano, but it rained so much that he decided no to take the guano as it would be wet and ruined on the road. He spent the day with friends in town and late in the evening started home with an empty wagon. His brother and another young man were with him. His team consisted of a horse and a fiery young mule, and though the mule was rather unruly the team went along well until they were within a quarter of a mile of home. His brother and the other young man had gotten out of the wagon, as the evening had grown chilly, and were walking a short distance behind.

The team became frightened at something on the roadside and made a dash down a sharp incline and were soon beyond control. The wagon struck something which threw Mr. Leachman out against a tree and broke his back, resulting in his death in a few minutes.

When the others came up to him, he told them that his injuries were fatal and begged to be carried to his wife and children, but died before they could reach him.

Will Leachman was an industrious, hardworking young man, about twenty-six years old, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father.


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