Thursday, July 2, 2009

One drowning, cars damaged over week end

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Monday, July 2, 1934.

One drowning and a (word missing) of automobile accidents occurred in Ypsilanti and vicinity over the weekend.

Jack Scott, 27 years old, 316 Monroe Ave. this city, lost his life Saturday evening when he dove off the railroad trestle a short distance east of Superior. Friends who were with him stated that he was a poor swimmer and it is believed that he was unable to out swim the current.

Assisted by Deputy Sheriff Richard Klavitter, Troopers Warren Hornibrook and Donald Hoadley recovered the body in about 20 feet of water after several hours of dragging with grappling hooks.

Scott was the father of two small children.

No one was injured in an accident Saturday night about 10 o’clock when a machine driven by August Markva, rout 3, Ypsilanti, went into the ditch on Wiard Rd. near the Wiard residence. According to Mr. Markva, he had the dim lights of his machine on at the time and ran into the ditch at a narrow point in the road.

Two machines were slightly damaged but their occupants were uninjured Sunday afternoon when a car driven by N. E. Teller, Lansing, collided with one operated by W. Keller, 439 Hawkins St., Ypsilanti. According to the report of state police who investigated the accident, Mr. Keller driving south on US-23 attempted to turn east onto Territorial Rd. when he collided with the Teller car which was traveling north on the main highway.

In an accident in the city, Sunday night at 10:30 automobiles driven by Joseph Markley, 7325 Wykes St. and E. M. Gray, 521 Forest Ave., both of Detroit, were damaged but no one was hurt.

The mishap occurred according to police report, when Mr. Markley ran into the rear of the Gray machine at the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Huron St. The report states that Mr. Markley stopped at the intersection to allow traffic to Cross on Huron St, and that Mr. Gray was unable to stop his car in time to avoid the accident. Both drivers were going east on Michigan Ave. The rear of the Markley machine and the front of the Gray car were damaged.

Dan T. Quirk received cuts about the face when the car which he was driving left the road east of the city and hit a tree. The accident occurred Sunday morning at 1:30. The front right fender was damaged.

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