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|Johnstown Tribune, 26 May 1910, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|PORTAGE MAN DIES HERE OF INJURIES|
Run Down by Coal Train on Martin's Branch While Returning to His Home
HIS BODY BADLY MANGLED
William Helsel, of Portage, about forty years old, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted during last night. He had been run down by a coal train on Martin's branch, Portage, and his body was terribly mangled. Both legs and an arm were crushed and the trunk of his body was cut and bruised.
Mr. Helsel had been to attend some lodge affair at Portage and was on his way home when the accident occurred. He was placed on a train and hurried to the hospital here, but medical skill was of no avail.
Mr. Helsel was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Helsel, residents of Portage. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife and one son. Mrs. Helsel, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Doney, of Portage, came to the city this morning and were with the injured man when he died.
The remains will probably be taken to Portage for burial, although definite arrangements have not been made yet this afternoon.