From the Richmond Whig, 10/27/1864, p. 2, c. 5

BOY KILLED BY THE CARS. - Yesterday, about twelve o'clock, William Harris, a free negro about fourteen years of age, while stealing a ride on the Camp Lee train on the Fredericksburg road, Broad street, fell from the cars and was instantly killed by the wheels of the passenger couch, which passed directly across his head, cutting it in two. The accident occurred as the train was passing Third street.

Notwithstanding the frequent fatal accidents that occur from the practice of riding on the outside of the trains on Broad street, all the efforts of the railroad officers are unavailing to keep the boys off. The danger attending the practice seems rather to lend it a fascination.

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