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 - Cagle Killed at Lightless Barricade MARION,...
Cagle Killed at Lightless Barricade MARION, III., July 28—Without fixing the responsibility a -coroner's jury called by Coroner William McCown McCown in session at the city hair Friday Friday afternoon returned a verdict o£ accidental death in the death. oE Hoses, Hoses, Gagle,. amusement paidc owner, who was fatally injured when he drove his car into a. barricade on the west state hard road near his home) -late Thursday night. The verdict ot the jury was as follows: follows: ' • ' "We, the undersigned! jurors sworn to inquire into the death of Hosea Cagle,. on oath do find that he came , to iiis death while driving an automo- j bile on the west state hard road by] colliding with- a wire- -cable -used as j -a barrier about one-halt mile west' of'the city limits of the city of Marion. Marion. And we further find that no lights were' displayed on the' said barrier; 'said-accident occurring about 11:50 p. in. July 24, 1924." The ver- Klict was signed by R. F. Peebles, foreman, W." H. M-cCluskey, clerk, J. u. Shackleford", G. G-. Carter, Ma-j rion [Sanders and Frank Rentfro At the-final session -of the -inquest j held Friday afternoon, J. M. Ozee, superintendent in charge o! the road construction work on that section of Lliu road, was a witness. He said that the barricade at which the- accident accident occurred was merely an inter- , mediate barricade land it was not the I custom for the company to display lights there, though there were pen-j alty signs and warnings posted there rntli along the roacl. At each end ol the road under construction he said there was a barricade marked i -by red San terns and so far as he! | knew these barricades were up and | lighted on the.night of the accident. People living along the road between the barricades had -been given permits permits to use. the road he said. The witness also told that a complaint complaint had been him that a I man had held up motorists after the rain Thursday night and charged them ?2 each to .pass the barricade and avoid the slick detour. .He said lie had attempted to trace the complaint, complaint, but ha'rl no success. That part of the road 1 is being constructed, constructed, by the Hamilton Construction Construction Company, holding a sub-contract under the Mitchell Construction com- .pany. I

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 28 Jul 1924, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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