Zorgdrager-Hinds crash 1965

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Zorgdrager-Hinds crash 1965 - MONROE, on Glen Hinds, 61, Killed in Crash; Two...
MONROE, on Glen Hinds, 61, Killed in Crash; Two Others Hurt Local Man Dies In Three-vehicle Illinois Mishap Glen Hinds, 61, of 1037 4th avenue, was killed and two others were injured, one critically, in a three-car accident on Highway 28 two miles north of Freeport about 4 p. m. yesterday. Eugene F. Burke, Stephenson County coroner, said a six-member coroner's jury has been impaneled and an inquest will be held when the injured persons have recovered sufficiently. Hinds, employed as a janitor for the W. T. Rawleigh Co., Freeport, apparently was on his way home from work when the accident occurred. Burke said Hinds suffered a fractured skull, crushed chest and multiple fractures and was pronounced dead at the scene. Zimmerman Recovering Travis Zimmerman, 22, of Orangeville, identified as the driver of a second car in the accident, was recovering in Deacon- ness hospital, Freeport, today from a fractured kneecap and lacerations. A passenger in his car, Ralph Richart, 29, Rock City, 111., is unconscious and in critical condition today in Deaconness hospital. He suffered head and neck injuries. Authorities said the third car was driven by Art Jaeger, 61, of Route 3, Freeport, who was not injured. Police said Hinds, traveling north, apparently attempted to pass the Jaeger car, also northbound. The Hinds vehicle and that driven by Zimmerman collided headon and the Monroe man was thrown from the car by the impact. Jaeger told police the Hinds car scraped the side of his auto and police said that may have happened when the Monroe man attempted to get back into the northbound lane when he saw the Zimmerman auto coming. Car Overturns in Field Police said Zimmerman attempted to turn off the highway to avoid the collision and the car went out of control after the impact, plunging down an embankment and overturning in a field 300 feet from the highway. Hinds was born in Perry, la., Aug. 11, 1894, a son of William and Eleanor Green Hinds. He married Clara Zorgdrager June 16, 1923, at Spirit Lake, la., and lived in Argyle for several years until 1945 when he moved to Monroe. He had been an employe of the Freeport firm for the past three years. He was a corporal in Co. A 38th Infantry during, World War I and was discharged July 25, 1920. Hinds leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Justice, Louisville, Ky.; one son, Harold, at home; his mother, Mrs. Rose Ellis, Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada; a brother, Clifford Hinds, in Ohio; a half brother, Cecil Ellis, Spruce Lake; two half-sisters, Gladys and Marie, in Canada, and two grandchildren. His father and a brother, Ray, preceded him in death. Services have been tentatively scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p. m. in the Shriner-Neushwander funeral home, Rev. Glen H. Ridnour, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Military rites will be held and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. in be is of

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  1. Monroe Evening Times,
  2. 26 Oct 1955, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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