Harry Robert Croake Crash

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Harry Robert Croake Crash - Beloit Man Is Killed in Giash On Highway 81...
Beloit Man Is Killed in Giash On Highway 81 Traffic deaths in Rock county county since Jan. 1, 1954, now total 1118 same date in 1953, the number of traffic deatlis was 3. Harry R. Crooke Jr. Is Victim; Former Albany Resident Harry R. Croake Jr., 28, Beloit, a foreman at Fairbanks, Morse and Co., became Rock County's second traffic fatality of March 20 when he was pro nounced dead on arrival arrival at Beloit Municipal Hospital Hospital late Saturday Saturday afternoon. afternoon. Croake was a passenger in a car driven by Robert Olson, 28, Rte., 3, Brodhead, involved involved in a three car collision on Highway 81 six mUes west of Beloit. Beloit. Olson was taken to the hospital hospital with abrasions and contusions. contusions. The other drivers involved in the 'collision were IfOuis Parmer, 35, Beloit, and Charles KeUey, T3, Monroe. Neither was hurt. According to a sheriff's department department report, all three vehicles involved involved in tha accident had been heading north. Olson told deputies he was traveling about 60 miles an hour when ho prepared to pass Parmer'g car. When the latter v »-i hide seemed to pull over to his side, Olson swung his car over to the shoulder, where it went out of control, ha said. Hit Bomper in Passing Parmer said Olson's car struck tha rear bumper of his automobile as it cama up from behind, but continued on past Parmer said he attempted to pursue Olson to get his car license number, but as he came around a curve he saw the| vehicle roll over and hit a ear in front of it. Kelley told of feeling the impact of Olson's car coming up from behind and then seeing the vehicle roll on by. Deputies said skid marks from the Olson car could be traced from a point near the north edge of the highway to where the vehicle left the south edge of the pavement. A deep gouge mark was left where the automobile apparently began rolling, they said, and additional gouge marks were found further along the shoulder. The county had registered its third fatality of the year at 2 a .m. Saturday when Roy E. Bull, 54, Milton, was killed outright in a collision on Highway 51 a mile south of Edgerton. The fatalities were the first in the county since Jan. 21. District Attorney Investigating Dist. Atty. Frank X, Kinast said this morning • that his office vvas investigating both fatal accidents. As yet no evidence of criminal negligence negligence has been turned up in either, either, he said. Croake was bom in Albany April, 11,1926, ithe son of Harry and Cora Teehan Croake. He was graduated from Albany High School and served with the Army during World Warn. He was married to Doris Herttsch Nov. 25, 1947 in Beloit Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Suzanne and Judy; bis parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Croake, 1227 Park Ave., Beloit; two brothers, James, Beloit, and John, Roscoe, ri. A third brother, Donald, Donald, was killed in an auto accident in 1943. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Daly Funeral Home, Beloit, and 9 o 'clock in St. Thomas Thomas Satholic Church, Beloit. Burial wUl be in Calvary Cemetery, Croake, Settlement. The rosary service will be at 7:30 tiiis evening at the funeral home. in U. U. in far

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 22 Mar 1954, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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