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DOLLY WILKEY DIES WHEN CAR STRIKERS POLE Four Others Are Hurt Sunday In Accidenf At 28th And Broadway. Dolly Mae Wilkey, 20, of r,n8 i Opdyke Avenue, w a s instantly i killed and four others were in-' jured at 5.-05 Sunday morning' when a car crashed into a utility ' pole at 28th and Broadway. Injured were: Gerald E. Jenkins. 2?: of 414 ] north 12th street, the driver. I Jack McCoy, 23. of RED 3, Mt. j Vernon, owner of the car. Robert Hutchison, 24, of 418' Casey. Neil Davis, 26, of 1020 south ; 20th street. McCoy. Hutchison and Davis | were released from the hospital • after treatment Sunday. Jenkins, who remaind as a patient today, w-as reported in good condition. Miss Wilkey, a waitress at the L. & N. Cafe, w-as pronounced dead upon arrisal at the hospital. Officers who investitjated the | accident said she was thrown out of the car. Assistant Police Chief Luther W'inkler and Patrolman Nom-ian Dethrow, who in\estigated the fatal accident, reported that Jenkins lost control of the car on a slight curve, just beyond the city limits. 'The car, officers said, skidded 146 feet, left the pavement on the north side of the road, skidded 158 more feet, turned over on its side, skidded across a driveway | and crashed into a utility pole that was 1,3'= feet from the edge of the pavement. Police booked Jenkins on a charge of driving while intoxicated. States Attorney Demetri Hassakis said no charge had been filed in the case in the county, pending a verdict at a coroner's inquest scheduled for this afternoon. Rites Wednesday Funeral ser\-ices for Miss Wilkey will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. in the chapel of' the Pulley Funeral Home. The Rev. Bird Green will officiate and burial will be in Laird ccmetei-y, near Belle Rive. She was bom March 10, 19.36 at Belle Rive, the daughter of Mar. tin and Flossie (Ashbyi Wilkey. She is survixed by her mother and her stop-father, Melvin Phelps of this city; a daughter, Sharon Elaine; two brothers, James Robert and Carl Leo, both at home; and her grandmother, Nora Ashby of Mt. Vernon. Her father preceded her in death.

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  1. Mt. Vernon Register-News,
  2. 09 Jul 1956, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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