LeVeque, Wife Killed in Crash
read- naval of a .eVeque, Wife tilled in Crash o: 152 in hos 20 i: ROCHESTER, N. H -- W) -- rominent Columbus, 0., business- : an, his wife and their personal lot were killed yesterday in the aming wreckage of a private ruman amphibian plane which rashed into Parker mountain dur- g a northeast rainstorm. State police identified the dead s L. L. LeVeque, president of . L. LeVequee Co.; his wife, obert Chester Johns, 31, of Col- rribus, a former army flier and E plane's pilot. Police quoted the manager of he Columbus airport as saying he LeVeques took off from there esterday with Johns and a fourth a man. The fourth man. was not dentified and was not in the -hen it crashed, police added. Medical Referee Dr. Forrest L. Keay said all three bodies were burned, two of them beyond recognition, by the time a searching party reached the wreckage after s t r u g through a mile of dense woodland up the side of the 1,425 foot mountain. The plane took off yesterday rom Bluehill, Me., where the Le- /eques had inspected their summer state, and refuelled at the Port- and, Me., airport, taking off from here at 2:30 p. m. (EDT) after vaiting several hours because of veather conditions. Walter Bissett of Bluehill, em ;lo\ed by LeVeque at his summer slate, said the plane was bound or Columbus. Columbus sources said LeVeque a graduate of the University of Michigan, owned \varehouses at Buffalo, N. Y., Chicago, Milwaukee, Rochester, N. Y. and Montreal, Canada, and miscellaneous eal estate at Akron and Cleveand, O. In New York. W. B. Hall, vice president of the Pare Vendorne Sotcl Corp., said LeVeque was owner of the hotel and head of Allen Tool Co. at Springfield, O., manufacturcis of airplane parts, was also one of the owners of thp Lincoln-LeVeque Tower, Columuus, p.. formerly known as :he AIU building.