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Davenport, FL Truck Collision, July 1939

THREE DIE IN TRUCK WRECK.

SOUTH FLORIDA ACCIDENT SEES ONE HELD IN JAIL.

Davenport, Fla., July 14. -- (AP) -- Three Davenport men were killed when the small pickup truck in which they were riding crashed into the rear of another truck here last night.
The dead:
JOHN WILLIAMS, about 25, killed instantly.
PAN SCHINHOLSTER, who succombed in an ambulance enroute to a Bartow hospital.
JOE TRAVIS, about 24, who died shortly after midnight at a Bartow hospital. TRAVIS was married and the father of one child.
Deputy Sheriff Bob Brannen said DAN KIMBALL of Davenport, driver of the truck in which the three victims were riding, is being held in the county jail at Bartow on a charge of driving drunk. The deputy said KIMBALL escaped serious injury, as did two other occupants of the machine, WILLIE RIGDON and L. D. BRYANT, both about 25.
Deputy Brannen said the three men were returning from an outing. The accident occurred in Davenport on state road 17. The officer said the machine driven by KIMBALL crashed into the rear of a heavy fruit truck driven by R. D. EYCLESHIMER of Waverly and overturned. No charges were placed against EYCLESHIMER.

Panama City News-Herald Florida 1939-07-14



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