The engineer Casey Jones died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Railroad engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad who was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, crashed into a stalled freight train on a rainy night in Vaughan, Mississippi. His efforts to stay on and slow the doomed train, saving the lives of many on board, have made him a folk hero.
He had been married to Janie Brady for fourteen years at the time of his death. They had three children together.