17 Nov 1957 Gallup Ind St Trooper Wm Eddleman
GALLUP DAILY Independent Volume 69 Number 268 Local Youth Killed In Crash Morion Grenko. Jr., 14, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon afternoon .when a tire on a pick-up truck in which he was riding blew out, causing the, truck to collide with a S'ate Highway Department truck near St. Johns, Ariz. Oren- ko's father, Marion Sr,, and Gregory Gregory Sahel, 17, a student at Ca- iiedral High, also riding In the truck, are in critlcnl condition. The party had l«tt In the pickup pickup yesterday, to go hunting. The dead youth was a student at Cathedral High. Born Junn 15. 1943, in Gallup, Jr. made his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs_ George Grcnko of 118 East Wilson, Gallup, The boys mother is Mrs. Gladys Milan of National ( City, Calif. • Survivors are the boys parents, a sister Frances an his grandparents. grandparents. I CAPITAL OF THE INDIAN COUNTRY ^ Full Leue Wire ServiceSumla^Nov. 17, 1957 Price Race To Save Injured Youth Unsuccessful Dies In Albuqiierque With Mother At Side By ERNIE MILLS The fifteen-year-old j'outh, who wag flown to Albuquerque Albuquerque late Thursday for brain surgery following a one- car crash on U. S. 666 North of Gallup, died at 7:25 a. m. today at St. Joseph's Hospit- Western Dance For 20-30 Club At a meeting of thc Gallup 20- anyone having boxing gloves and al without ever regaining consciousness. The youth, Dean Schumecher, of Lorrain, Ohio, was critically injured injured Thursday afternoon when the car in which he was riding skidded skidded off the highway and flipped over over once, throwing the boy out of tbe wbJcle. Local State Police and thc Nov- >ajo Flying Service teamed up to fly the youth to Albuo^Jerque for brain surgery alter it was ascertained ascertained that the operation could not be performed ut St. Mary's Hospital Hospital here. Schumecher's mother was at his sld« when he died, She bad flown to Albuquerque Friday after learning learning of the accident. The death was the 3T7th traffic fatality recorded recorded in New Mexico this year. Schumecher wns riding with a companion, 1 Henry B. Parsley, of Bakersrield, Calif., when the ncd- dent occurred. Parsley was not seriously injured and has been released released from St. Mary's Hospital. State Policeman Bill Eddleman, who investigated thc accident, had contacted Jimmy BIckel of the Navajo Flying Service in an effort to get thc youth to Albuquerque as quickly as possible for an operation. operation. Thc youth's skull had been badly smashed in the accident. One of thc company's planes was turned into a flying ambulance and thc flight wns made to Albuquerque Albuquerque In forty-two minutes. Throughout Throughout the flight, the pilot tended the youth. The trip was made hazardous hazardous by snow flurries and squalls encountered enroute. An ambulance met the plane at the Duke City Airport and rushed him io St. Joseph's Hospital where it was decided to postpone the operation operation because his condition was "too poor to risk anything,"