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of is of to at the today to of Milton Anthony Trial Opens The trial of Milton Anthony, charged with negligent homicide as result of the automobile accident April 24 in which Mrs. Minnie Wright received fatal injuries, opened in Mason county circuit court this morning with Circuit Judge Thomas F. Maher of Detroit on the bench. Five witnesses, including Lee Wright, husband of the victim and who himself was seriously injured in the accident, testified this morning. The case, which originally was slated to be heard at the June term of court, was postponed until today because of Mr. Wright's injuries which kept him confined at Paulina Stearns hospital until June 17. The first witness was James Goulet, Ludington and Scottville photographer, who told of taking pictures of the cars involved in the accident, those driven by Anthony and Wright, and also of taking pictures of US-10 near Custer where the accident occurred. Mr. Wright, who lives on Scottville Route 1, told of going to luster the evening of April 24 to et his daughters, Hazel and Margie, and Marcella Astrauskas, who had been at a roller skating rink there. He said he was accompanied by his wife, who was sitting in the front seat with him. When the girls got into the car; they sat in the back seat. He told of driving east a short ways to a driveway and then turning the car around and heading west. He said that his car, a 1937 Chevrolet, was in good condition, that it had been checked a month previously and that he himself had checked the lights and brakes. Asked if his wife were in good spirits that night, his answer was yes, the same reply he gave when asked if she had complained of feeling ill. He said that he could see "a good distance up the road" and that he had his dim lights on. The condition of the weather, he testified, was slightly drizzly, "it wasn't raining hard." The impact of the collision, he said, threw his wife and himself against the top of the car and when a tree was hit the'y were thrown out. He said that his wife and daughter were taken to Paulina Stearns hospital in an ambu lance, and that he was taken there in a second ambulance. 'Were your lights on at the time of the accident?" Judge Maher asked. "Yes," Mr. Wright re- Rep. and 1. now of 2. for subsidy and to full the der President cy, its or any by plied. Yes.' On "Were they all working?" cross examination Mr. Wright repeated that his car was in good condition. Asked about (Please turn to Page 10, Column 2) of outstanding of of we the

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  1. The Ludington Daily News,
  2. 09 Jul 1953, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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