Thursday, August 5, 2010

Driver of death car put on bond

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Monday, August 5, 1935.

Talbert Ribble, 29, Detroit, driver of the truck that struck and fatally inured Horace Edmund Manzer, 52, Platt, on Michigan Ave. at Park St. Saturday afternoon demanded examination when arraigned before Justice A. M. Vandersall in municipal court, on a charge negligent homicide.

Bond of $5,000 was provided for Ribble by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, Detroit, and he was released to appear for August 14, at 9 a. m.

Ribble was ordered held on negligent homicide charge by Chief of Police Ralph Southard after the brakes on the truck he was driving to Chicago failed. He was going westward down the E. Michigan Ave. hill and struck Mr. Manzer and a machine operated by Prof. Frederick B McKay at Park St. investigation revealed that a steel pin dropped out of the brakes. It has not been recovered.

Funeral services for Mr. Manzer were to be held this afternoon at the J. E. Moore Funeral Home with interment in Highland Cemetery. Rev. William Shaw was to conduct the rites.

An inquest will be held into the death of Mr. Manzer but the date has not been set according to Dr. David N. Robb, coroner, who will confer with Prosecuting Attorney Albert J. Rapp before a time is determined.

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