Doran, IL Automobile Accidents, Jul 1946


Mattoon, July 4 (Staff) - Three persons were killed and four injured in Central Illinois' first holiday automobile accident at 10:30 a.m. today north of Doran, which is five miles north of Mattoon on Route 45.
LUTE ROSE, and his wife, RUBY, of Gary, Ind., were killed in a head-on collision of their car and one driven by LEONARD THOMPSON of Windsor. THOMPSON'S one year old daughter, LINDA, died at 1:15 p.m. today in Mattoon Memorial Hospital of injuries received in the crash.

Ran Off Pavement.
The ROSE car, which was traveling south en-route to Marion, Ill., where the family was to visit relatives, ran off the side of the pavement and as ROSE swung his car back to the highway, the auto crossed the black line and crashed into the THOMPSON car, which was traveling north, THOMPSON told police.
MRS. ROSE was thrown from the car against a concrete culvert at the side of the highway and MR. ROSE was thrown from the side of the car to the rear bumper. Both cars were demolished. Both MR. and MRS. ROSE died soon after arriving at the Mattoon Hospital. Their two children, MAXINE, 7, and KENNETH, 5, were slightly injured and are awaiting arrival of relatives to take them to Marion.

Driver Is Injured.
THOMPSON received a fractured leg and arm and his wife and brother, DALE THOMPSON, were slightly injured. All three are under treatment at the Mattoon Hospital.
The Schilling and Pears ambulances from Mattoon were called to the scene of the accident. The bodies of MR. and MRS. ROSE were taken to the Schilling funeral home and will be removed to Gary. The body of the THOMPSON infant was taken to a Windsor funeral home.

Decatur Herald Illinois 1946-07-05