Mercer County, PA Truck Wreck, May 1945
OHIO SOLDIER IS VICTIM OF WRECK
Meadville, Pa., May 21, (UP).--State police said today that the charred body of a soldier killed in a truck collision Friday night has been identified as John P. Strickler, 21, of Geneva, O. Identity was established from dog tags found near the wreckage.
The crash occurred on Route 19, in mercer county, south of the Crawford county line.
Claude F. Bucksbee, 38, Meadville, driver of the truck in which the soldier was riding, was in critical condition at Spencer hospital. He told police he had given the soldier a lift. The soldier was on furlough.
The driver of the other truck, Charles O'Neill, Butler, suffered head injuries.
The Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, OH 21 May 1945