Howard Lovell

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Howard Lovell - On Scouting. Trip 2 Killed On Trestle Brighton,...
On Scouting. Trip 2 Killed On Trestle Brighton, Much. (UPI) -A -A scoutmaster and one of his boy scoults were killed Saturday Saturday when a freight tram ran them down while they and 36 other s c o u t s were hiking across a railroad trestle. Michigan State police said the scouts scrambled madly for safety when the train approached. approached. Some jumped off and others ran to the end of the bridge. The scoutmaster, Howard Lovell. 50, Detroit, was seen throwing some of the boys over the side bodily before he was killed. Killed along with Lovell was John Gresham, 11, Detroit Detroit The rest of the troop somehow somehow escaped serious miurv, except for Kevin Conners 10, Detroit, who suffered a bro- ken leg when he Jumiped to the pavement below Police said the boy was deaf. "They h e a r d the whistle, but they went on ·wav thinking they could make it across" A state p o spokesman said The accident happened in a wooded area where the scouts were camping camping for the w r eekend The Chesepeake and Ohio trestle crosses a road and Huron riv er at the point w the accident occurred. It was snowing at the time. "The rest of the bos got o u t w i t h j u s scratches," state police said. Lovell was a neighborhood committeeman for the Detroit Boy Scout Council AH the bo\s were fiom. the same neighborhood and belonged to Troop 586

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  1. Sunday Journal and Star,
  2. 11 Dec 1966, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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