The Owosso Daily Argus Dec. 18, 1916
AGENT IS BLAMED FOR BAD WRECK ON ANN ARBOR SUNDAY
CORUNNA, Mich., Dec. 18 – Failure of the Agent at Milan to turn a level, is blamed for a bad wreck on the Ann Arbor railroad line early Sunday morning, three miles south of Milan. It is said that the agent had orders to hold No. 40, an Ann Arbor freight train at Milan to allow a Wabash freight to pass. The agent is said to have pulled the lever, allowing the evening passenger train to pass, but failed to pull it back, holding the freight. Seeing a white light the engineer of the freight did not stop.
The Wabash and and the Ann Arbor freights met head on three miles south of Milan. Although the Ann Arbor engineer was the bright electric headlights and supposed it to be a farmer walking with a bright light, the crews of both trains realized their danger in time to jump. Nobody was injured, but both trains were demolished. Traffic on the road was demoralized Sunday as a result.