One Of The Deadliest Accidents In U.S. History Happened Right Here In North Carolina

The following is a gut-wrenching summary of one of the worst train accidents in the history of America. The account is based upon newspaper articles published in the hours and immediate days following the unfortunate series of events that unfolded in North Carolina on a very snowy December night in 1943.

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The Rennert railroad derailment and resulting accident is the worst train accident in the history of North Carolina and one of the worst in the U.S. If you’d like to read more, or see a list of the victims of this horrific accident, you’ll find both at this link.

Whether involving planes, trains, or automobiles, accidents leave an empty spot in the soul of those affected. Not so long ago, North Carolina was home to a terrible plane crash that was probably caused by an unusual weather phenomenon. Get more on that in this article.