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High flood water raging down an overflowing Puente Creek undermined a trestle on which a Union Pacific train was traveling and sent the train plummeting downward. The steel trestle was weakened at two points and entirely collapsed after the train's engine, passenger and baggage cars rolled over it. Of the fifteen passengers on the train, six people were seriously injured and two were killed. Injured survivors of the crash were sent to Murphy Emergency Hospital in Whittier for treatment. The wreck occurred near Whittier at 6:40 p.m., approximately 35 minutes after the train had departed Los Angeles for Chicago. Photo dated: February, 1927.