Brownsville, TX Truck Wreck, Jul 1937


Crash Near City Is Fatal to Farmer

The Valley's thirty-fourth violent death due to traffic accidents since the first of the year was recorded in Brownsville Thursday afternoon when Joseph Agnew Hall, 35, farmer of El Jardin district, died at Mercy Hospital several hours after sustaining fatal injuries in an accident a mile and a half from the city limits on the Port Brownsville road at 1:30 p. m.

Hall suffered a crushed chest, internal injuries, and a fractured skull when the light truck he was driving was in collision with a coupe driven by Miss Evelyn Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Yates, Brownsville.

The truck turned over several times following the crash. He was taken to the hospital here, but failed to rally after emergency treatment. Hall was alone in the truck and was traveling towards the port.

Miss Yates was accompanied by Miss Mary Anderson, but neither were injured in the mishap.

County Traffic Officer C. A. Manshen investigated the case, but had filed no charge Friday at noon.

Funeral services were to be held Friday at 3 p. m. Hall is survived by his parents, his wife, and three children.

Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, TX 2 Jul 1937