Betty Dillon Manslaughter Not indicted

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Betty Dillon Manslaughter Not indicted - Post-Herald Police Reporter iraffic officers...
Post-Herald Police Reporter iraffic officers who are familiar with the pattern of highway accidents from January to December always become extra alert in the late summer and early Ihis year state police Trooper C. C. McGraw went radio before that date and made an appeal to be more careful. The records show that too few automobile drivers attention to the Beckley state policeman. Raleigh county na s had 18 highway fatalities since Jan. 1, 1948, those coming since Aug. 1.- | It was the period which the police police officer stressed. Hardly had his words been heard by county residents, when three automobiles from as many states had a major collision, sending one woman to her grave, and seriously injuring four others. Since Aug. 1, cars have been colliding, with death the ultimate victor, in almost monotonous regularity. regularity. In August, the cemeteries cemeteries claimed five victims; in September September there were five more; October October has seen one death thus far. A little caution could have prevented prevented them. Motorists speed or fail to repair their brakes, and pedestrians take every conceivable chance--all on the theory that death will not come to them. It always happens to "the other guy." Here's a list of the other guys who were on the wrong side of the gamble since Jan. 1, 1948. By the time Dec. 31 rolls around the list will undoubtedly be much longer, because there seems to be little assurance that human beings wiii adopt caution as part of their daily policy. 1. Jan. 14--Frank Brown, 54, of East Beckley, was killed in an accident at Sprague. Mr. Brown's vehicle hit a curve, skidded, and then rammed into the side of a building. He got out of his car with only a bump on his head. That, he figured, was that. The following day he complained of a severe headache and went .to the hospital to relieve relieve the pain. The day after that he died of a ruptured blood vessel in the head. 2. March 24 -- Mrs. Margaret Manning, 38, of Beckley,. was killed in a head-on collision in Harper. She was a passenger in a car driven by Mrs. Betty Dillon, of Beckley., Mrs. Dillon was passing passing two trucks on the road, got by the first, and as she was opposite the second and in a curve in, the Creek. Mrs. Dillon was also seriously seriously injured in the accident, and was later held on a charge of manslaughter, but was not indicted by the grand jury. 3. April 2 -- Beverly Gale Shelton, four^year-old Pemberton Pemberton girl, was killed in an accident accident at Pemberton. The youngster youngster was a pedestrian. Raymond Charles Wyatt, of Sullivan, was travelling, toward Beckley. He said that the girl darted out in front of his auto and was struck. She died in her home » few minutes later. The inspecting officer, officer, state police Set. Anthony Scalise (now Beckley city police chief) found that the brakes of Mr. Wyatt's car were in poor condition at the time of the tragedy. 4. April 25--Fred W. Farley, of Sophia, was killed in an accident at Crab Orchard. He was the driver of a car which crashed head-on with one driven by Donald Covey, of Mabscott. Covey later was found guilty of drunken driving and tried for manslaughter. This was a particularly poignant tragedy. tragedy. Mr. Farley was survived by his wife and four daughters. Prior to his death, Mrs. Farley already had lost a brother and a small daughter in highway mishaps. Her brother was killed on the identical spot at which her husband lost life. 5. May 14--Carl Bennett, 37. of Hinton, was killed in a mishap New Raleigh road. The driver the car was James K. Williams.' The car hit a pole and threw the passengers on the road with the result that Mr. Bennett died from the injuries sustained. 6. May 30 -- Harold Walker, ; _ ·,,.":· . I "· a **y aw -- naroia waiKer, head-on collision m| 19, O f East Beckley, was killed ^ \\7Z3r- o n Q c cr* n t-m *- i»-» _ j j » * _ . at the cutoff of state route 41 at Batoff mountain. He was the driver of the car which also had as occupants two girls and one other man. The car entered a foggy area, skidded, and plung- in th. drivin h driven by . w r and! The othcr three occupants man. man. H. Bradford, -of Dry aged to make their way out of n . he seriously ran , o9, to 1

Clipped from Beckley Post-Herald13 Oct 1948, WedPage 5

Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia)13 Oct 1948, WedPage 5
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