On this day: July 18, 1935

Two men were dead and almost a score were injured last night in a head-on railroad crash on the Walla Walla Northern pacific branch line, about 25 miles southeast of Pasco on the Eureka Flats. About 75 transients were riding on the train, and reportedly coal from the engine tenders was showered into the air for 7 feet. The boiler of one the engines was ruptured and escaping steam plowed a hole into the road embankment.