Part 3-Accident near Saffell Cafe, Commerce, OK 1933

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Part 3-Accident near Saffell Cafe, Commerce, OK 1933 - Into Ditch at Turn Young^Bear'sTar" negotiated...
Into Ditch at Turn Young^Bear'sTar" negotiated the U S. Highway 66 turn a mile north of Commerce and then plunged into the right hand ditch, rolling over many times, just as the machine hit the straight-away. The general interpretation of marks on the pavement was that a "tie-rod" came loose on Bear's machine, allowing the right front wheel to turn sideways while the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Bear's body was found a few feet from the pavement, evidently thrown out on the first roll, while Steen, unconscious, was found near the wreck of the car 75 feet further on. Grigsby said Sixldller's car was in front and he and Sixkiller knew something was wrong when Bear's lights winked out behind them. Steen Improves Today Hospital attendants reported this morning that Steen's condition was improved and that he did not have a fractured skull as was feared al first. He has severe scalp lacera tion. The dead youth was a fullblooc Indian, his mother being a full blood Quapaw and his father f fullblood Oneida. Funeral services will be held a 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning a the All Saints' Episcopal churc: by the Rev. Dean R. Edwards. Af terward Chief Victor Griffin of th Qv.apaws will conduct Indian rite at the grave in G. A. R. cemetery. (Continued on Page Two)

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 26 Jun 1933, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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