Fred C. Dresselhuys Killed 1932

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RACE DRIVER DIES MONDAYFOLLOWING CRASH LAST FRIDAY Skull Fracture Received in! Wreck on Fair Track Fatal to Dresselhuys. TWO OTHERS INJURED Driver from Wagner, S. D., Locked Wheels with Second Second Car at Grandstand. i Fred C. Dresselhuys, 37,' race ^.driver from Wagper, S. D., who was injured when another machine machine crashed with his in front of the grandstands at the NoTth Central Central Kansas Free Fair Friday, died from his injuries at 2:15 Monday afternoon. His skull was fractured at its base. No other bones were broken. Lew Irwin of lola, drivinc George l^awton's X3, received a fractured arm when his machine turned over in the first race Thursday, and "Spec" Henninger of Lincoln, Kan., was burned by hot oil when his car overturned in another race Thursday. Both of them were taken to Patteraon-Me­ morial 'hospital and were released Monday to be taken to their homes. H Was Terrible Wreck Di'osselhyys' crash was the most hori'ible ever to occur on the North Central Kansas Free Fair track. He was driving his Circle 2 car down the stretch in front of the grandstands on the fifth lap of the first racing event Friday,, when another car driven by West of Dallas, Tex., locked, whccls with Dresselhuys' machine and it tui'ned end over end in full view of 5,000 pooi)le. The was tbrowia from his car and run j i,.. 4 .i.'„ —,:u-:,At,-c.,-l-«x,.(-4.y,« over by the second~ macihine. People in the stands at first thought he had been killed outright, outright, hut he was taken to Pat- torson hospital and lived until! Monday in a semi-conscious con-, dition. West escaped injury and his machiiic was damaged little, but the Circle 2 car was a twisted mas9 of wreckage. i Fred C. Dresselhuys was born June 5, 1895 at Orange City, la., and recently- has owned and oper- ated a garage at AVagner, S. D., racing being a hobby he "followed "followed during the summer months. He is survived by his. wife—and two daughters, 15 and 12 years old. His wife was notified imme-] diately following the accident, and she, together with Dresselhuys' parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Dres- j solhuys of Armour, S. D., a sister, Mrs. Stien, and an aunt, Mrs. Barklc, arrived Saturday. The body was taken to Wagner I in a Bachelor-Faulkner funeral i ., ^ ^ , — coach Tuesday and funeral ser-lly. vices were to be held there today.

Clipped from The Belleville Telescope08 Sep 1932, ThuPage 1

The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, Kansas)08 Sep 1932, ThuPage 1
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