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Hurt 3 George W. Overway internal relays, the Traffic Deaths ^^^ *" Below Estimates By "Cnifed Press The three-day weekend holiday claimed 376 lives in crowded traffic but the total was lower than safety experts h a d " predicted and the fewest for the last three Labor Days, a survey showed today.- The National Safety Council had forecast that 440 persons would be killed on highways between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday. In addition to those killed in traffic, 70 persons were drowned, 9 died in airplane crashes, and 101 in miscellaneous mishaps for an overall total of 556 accidental deaths. Ohio led the nation with 25 traffic traffic deaths. Michigan had 23, Illinois Illinois 22, New York state 19 and California 18. Ned_ H. Dearborn, president of the Safety Council, expressed satisfaction satisfaction over the fact that traffic fatalities fell below expectations. "The traffic toll is a tragic price to pay for a holiday," he said. '"'However, in view of the fact that the traffic volume 'is up and this Labor Day toll is the lowest in the last thice jears some piogiess has been made." Nurses Needed For Polio Cases GRAND HAVEN (Special)--The Ottawa County Health Department George Overway Struck by Auto Sunday Morning Officials Question Young Zeeland Driver; Services Held Today Funeral services were held this afternoon for George W. Overway, 47 of 463 Hainson Ave., who was fataJlj. i n j u i c d when he was by a cat at 2.49 a rn Sunday at River Axe. and Ninth St. Overway died less than 12 hours later in Holland Hospital where he w a s taken for treatment of skull fracture and a fracture of (he lett leg. Time of death was 2.15 pm. ' Overway, accompanied by his wife and Hubert Boudreau, were crossing River Ave. at the Ninth St. intersection when the accf*- dcnt occurred The driver of the 19oO car, Kenneth Van Rhee 25 of 212 Maple St., Zeeland, told officers officers he did not see the trio waiting m the middle of the street. Both men were thrown several feet by the impact, but Mrs. Overway Overway who was slightly ahead of (he men was not injured. Boudreau, Boudreau, 46, of 410 Homestead Ave., received a fractured left leg and' face lacoiations and also was taken, to Holland Hospital. His condition was described as good today. Coroner Gilbert Vande Water, Prosecutor James W. Bussard and city police planned- to question the driver further this afternoon to determine whether anv charges will be placed. Police listed as witnesses Mrs. Overway, Vern Kraai of 24 East Ninth St. and Frank Lievense of the Temple Building. Kraai was driving south on River Ave. and saw the trio waiting in the middle of the street, before the two men were hit by the northbound car driven by Van Rhee. Lievense was driving behind Kraai. Overway is survived by the wife. Augusta; two sons, Darwin and Stuart; three daug-hters Mar- Jene, Georgie and Cynthia; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick J. Ovei-way, and a grandmother, Mr.*. G. J. Overway, all of Holland. Holland. Overway was employed by Hollander Beverage. The tody was taken from Ver Lee Funeral Home today to First Methodist Church where services were held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. .Tohn O. Hagans officiating Bur-, ial was m Pilgrim Home Cemetery Cemetery

Clipped from The Holland Evening Sentinel08 Sep 1953, TuePage 1

The Holland Evening Sentinel (Holland, Michigan)08 Sep 1953, TuePage 1
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