"William Hyatt, one of the oldest citizens of Knox county, was stuck by B. & O. passenger brian No. 4 at the Columbus road crossing, just south of Mr. Vernon Saturday and was killed almost instantly.He probably lived five minutes after the accident.He was not mangled in the least and death was due to a severe blow on the top of the head.His right hip and right shoulder on the right side was quite visible.A contusions as found on his forehead and also on the back of his head. Mr. Hyatt, who lives in Liberty township about six miles south of Mt. Vernon, had been to the city in the morning and about half past eleven he started for his home in a buggy.George Davis was an eye witness to the disaster and states that Mr. Hyatt no doubt saw the train approaching as he stoop up in his buggy and commenced to whip his horse. The horse got across the track, but the engine struck the buggy with terrific force, knowing it over the big embarkment at this point.The train was not running at a rapid rate of speed, but it hit the buggy with sufficient force to splinter it to pieces. Davis was the first person to reach the injured man.He found him lying in the top of the buggy over the embankment on the south side of the track.He was breathing heavily, but it was at once discovered that he was dying.The train was stopped and the dying man was place in the baggage car.The train then backed to the B. & O. station, but before it reached its short destination the aged man had created his last. William Hyatt, familiarly known to may Mt. Vernon people as "Uncle Billy" was always a visitor in the city on Saturdays.He was well acquainted and although 87 years of age he always came to town alone.He was a life long Democrat and was always a visitor at the Banner office on Saturday. The deceased was born in Hyattsville, Maryland, eighty-seven years ago and at age 21 he removed to KNow county, where he has since lived.His home was located on the pleasant Valley road in Liberty township, about six miles south of the city.Mr. Hyatt is survived by his wife and three children: E. R. Hyatt, living at home, Mrs Columbia Hurd of Hillards, Franklin county and Mrs Kate bell of Green Valley-Mt Vernon Banner."