Clipped From The Alexandria Times-Tribune
CORONER ENTERS PROBE OF FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT Following Death of Milton Romine, One of the Injured ROSEMARY FOX IN CAST From Chest to Knees as Result of Numerous Bone Fractures With the death In St. John hospital yesterday of Milton Romine, 31, who was Injured in a four-car collision on state road 67 south of Anderson Sunday evening, state and county authorities renewed their investigation of the crash in an effort to determine the responsibility. Up to this time the probe had been in the hands of the state highway police to a large extent, but the death of Mr. Romine, first fatality to result from it, brought the office of Coroner R. L. Armlngton into the investigation, to fix responsibility, if any, for his death. Romlne's death, was the 18th to result from traffic accidents since the first of the year. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Wyatt, of this city, and had a number of acquaintances here. . Mrs. Romine,,. who sustained a broken arm and other injuries in the crash, remained in a serious condition in the hospital today, where Billy Wortey and Miss Rosemary Fox both of Alexandria, were also patients. A car driven by Worley was one of the four involved in the accident, and was almost completely demolished,.. . . . . -j...... - Mr. Romine had been a resident of Anderson all of his life. He was graduated from the high school there In 1924, and for the past ten- years had been connected with the Delco- Remy plant In Anderson. He was an active member of the Baptist church. His funeral will be held In the First Baptist church in Anderson at 2:80 p. m. Friday and Interment will be In Memorial Park cemetery there. Billy "Worley and Miss, Rosemary Fox remained In the hospital today, the latter being much more seriously hurt than was at first apparent. A complete examination yesterday revealed that she has two broken ribs, fractures o'f three of the spinal vertebrae, -A; fracture of the right arm at the elbow, and a double frac ture -of the pelvis. She Is in a plaster cast from the chest to the knees, and Iter condition is serious. Billy 'Wortey, also the victim of numerous fractures, Including a broken pelvic bone, is suffering much pain from his injuries, and he and Miss Fox wil have to remain at the hospital for a considerable per iod. . Gene Weaver and Betty Babcock other occupants of the Worley car, were both improving slowly at their homes here today, although continuing to suffer discomfort from their injuries.