So sad! Cousin Danny.
. "„ Smashed bike lies at base or trees that marked tragic end of wild ride down hill by an 11 year-old Salt Lake boy. - - t j*~','~£r,v *. ' " -,-;'••&w~-i'--'!%?~±-Z*'', ftf' i-.& /^*v-v'>*;-" -*'<-'-, , Line marks path of bike ridden by Danny Eugene Jennnigs. Witnesses estimated his speed at 30 to 60 miles an hour. Danny Eugene Jennings ... Tragedy on way to school. Tragic Ride Down HuT Wild Bike Hits Tree^Boy Dies •-'.*! ' • • " ..."._.. W An 11-year-old Salt Lake'"schoolboy'was injured fatally Tuesday morning when the runaway bicycle he was riding crashed into a tree at the foot of a steep hill near 633 N 1st West. "•'•:'•- • • C. •'•'. THE:YOUNG victim, D'ahny Eugene 'Jen-'' nings, son of Mrs. Pearl Jennings, 325 Shelmerdine Ct. (230 East), died at St. Mark's Hospital at 11:30 a.m.—about 40 minutes after the accident. According to investigating officers, the youth's" head was pierced by the handlebars of. the bicycle 'after the : speeding vehicle jumped a curbing arid threw the rider about 12 feet through the air and headlong into a tree. . : - • A-WITNESS, to trie accident, Howard-R. Halbrook; : -Bouritiful,':told police he was .driving north along 1st C: West behind another automobile when the Jennings boy passed between his machine and : the car ahead before hitting the curbing. - . • Witnesses estimated the bicycle's speed' at between 30 and 60 miles an hour. ' A COMPANION'of the victim, Clinton Peterson, 14, 335 Shelmerdine Ct., told police that the Jennings boy was riding to school with him before returning to his own classes when the accident'occurred. The Peterson/youth said the two had traded bicycles before 'heading down steep Clinton Avenue. He said the tires and brakes on his bicycle were in good condition. ACCORDING TO the companion, he was riding ahead of Danny down Clinton when his friend passed-him. He said he shouted to his friend to slow down, but could not tell if the youth had attempted to put on the brakes. When the Jennings ;boy neared the inter. section at 1st West, his companion shouted, again at.;the; boy and 'urged him to turn. '(• INSTEAD, the boy's bicycle struck the curbing on the west side of 1st West after passing between the two automobiles.