Mesquite, TX Auto Wreck, Jun 1947

Auto Kills Calvin Wood

Calvin P. Wood, 82, of Route 9, Mesquite, became Dallas County's twenty-fourth traffic fatality Saturday as he was hit by an oncoming car on narrow Masters Drive near Scyene Road.

Pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Paul's Hospital by his great-nephew, Dr. Arch McNeill. Wood's body was taken to McCullough Funeral Home, Mesquite.

The car which struck Wood was driven by Ross W. Jones, 24, of 1521 Barry. Capt. Bill Burch of the Sheriff's office said the case would be taken to the grand jury.

Witnesses told investigators Wood stepped into the path of the car.

He is survived by his wife.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 8 Jun 1947