This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Saturday, June 1, 1935.
Elopement plans of Miss Mary Barnett, 12066 Broadstreet Ave. and Walter Rockwell, 12655 Tuller Ave. Detroit, were ended abruptly in Ypsilanti Friday afternoon when they became involved in an automobile crash on West Michigan Ave. near Hawkins Street.
Miss Barnett, who is 23, and Mr. Rockwell, 35, salesman for a stained shingle company, were enroute to Angola, Ind. Where they planned to be married today but Dame Fortune took a hand in their marital affairs.
They were traveling wet on Michigan Ave. with Mr. Rockwell driving, when a machine driven by Albert Schofield, 13407 Harold Ave., Cleveland, in the opposite direction collided with their machine. Mr. Schofield was passing another eastbound car and lost control of his car, he told police.
Mr. Rockwell and Miss Barnett had just passed a truck driven by Leon Eschelbach, 548 South First St., Ann Arbor, and when the accident happened, Mr. Eschelbach could not stop in time to avoid crashing in to the rear of the elopers’ car.
Miss Barnett and Mr. Rockwell along with Mr. Schofield and his wife were taken to Beyer Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Schofield were discharged after receiving first aid. Miss Barnett and Mr. Rockwell were to be allowed to return to their homes in Detroit today. They plan to be married as soon as their injuries heal. Mr. Rockwell sustained a fractured arm, while Miss Barnett was badly bruised and shaken.
Fronts and sides of both passenger machines were badly wrecked, while the front of the truck was also damaged.