Fred Mock's death

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Fred Mock's death - Coroner to Death of Two Body of Missing Trucker...
Coroner to Death of Two Body of Missing Trucker Found in Truck; Delano Metal Worker Dies in Rope Snare The bodies of Fred Mock, 49, object of an airplane search, and John Mohl, about GO, both of whom died under unusual circumstances, were found Thursday in widely separated are'as of the county, it was reported to Coroner N. C. Honze. Mock, who lived at 200 B street, Taft, transport driver for the Phoenix Construction Company of Bakersfield, was found in the cab of his truck,~ at the borrow pit, six miles j west and one mile north of i Lost Hills- He had gone to 1 ! the borrow pit Monday to j bring in a caterpillar tractor! and cany-all. As he was supposed j to make a trip to Ooaliiiga, his <il>-[ sence did not cause undue alarm j until Wednesday night. i Thursday Perce Phoenix, vie?- i nresident of Phoenix • Construction j Company, and James Jlitchel!, com- i pany field superintendent, flew in an ^in-plane over the Lost Hills area. Body Discovered In the meanwhile, J. AV. Shedd of the California Highway Maintenance Department, searching for the missing missing man and rig, had discovered the body in the truck cab. Moclc had been working to pull the heavy bulldozer blade up on his truck by means of a winch on the truck. His hat was found near the winch controls on the back of the cab with a piece of timber lying nearby. Coroners deputies tentatively tentatively advanced the theory that when Mock had applied tension to the winch cables, the heai'y block of timber, used to keep the blade from slipping, had flown through the' air with terrific force. Mock, stunned by the blow, it was suggested, then crawled into his cab, where he died. Mock's wife and two children are on a vacation in the east. Hia brother, H. W. Mock, of Taft was notified.' DOughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Taft Girl Dead, Brother Injured in Auto Accident j are in charge of funeral menta. An autopsy is being held today by A 19-year-old Taft pir!, Jane Rowcliffe. Rowcliffe. was fatally injured in a tv.'o- ear collision at 5 p. rn. Thursday. . bringing the lt'46 traffic death toll I for Kern county up to 50. I She suffered head injuries and died at S;55 p. m. in Kern General Hospital. Hospital. Driver of the car was her brother, Theodore H. Rowcliffe, -S, a lieutenant (j. g.) in the navai ait- corps. Officer'F. R. Walker, who investigated investigated for California Highway Pa.- tro!, said Rowcliffe was attempting to make a left turn off North Chester Chester avenue onto Highland DrI.e when struck by a truck and trailer driven by Donald L. Prucitt, 34, o£ Schultz motel. Lieutenant Rowcliffe, who gave his address as Route 7, Box. 3u9-C, was treated at Kern General Hospital Hospital for chest injuries, and dismissed. dismissed. The body of his sister was removed removed to Erickson and Brown Funeral 'Home in Taft, where funeral arrangements will be made. Highway patrolmen also investigated investigated an intersection accident which caused injury to Lewis C. Frye, Jr., 24, of 2G04 Monterey street, who was riding a motor scooter, lie ivixs _ < i j_ « •, - - , .- o ^4. i.!i vwv* 01. WLC I . -l.l C VV L l Jl the coroner to determine the cause treated at Kern General Hospital for nf rtpflth Dt* AlCrw? T^ T?>jn/3»n .- .-_._-.., j of death. Dr. Alfred E. Rhoden, pathologist at Kern County General, General, will perform the autopsy. Owner of a sheet metal press company company on the Mohl Ranch, one mile east of Highway 99, near Delano, the body of Mr. Mohl was found by his wife Thursday afternoon. Head in Noose Mr. Mohl's head was found in- a rope loop used by him to hold a counterweight for the press when it wasn't in use. He was found in a kneeling position. Mr. Mohl had been suffering from. heart attacks for several years, and it was believed that during the course of an attack he had fallen forward and caught his head in the loop. An autopsy will be held today to determine the cause of Mr. Mohl's death. An inquest, will be held Saturday Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. The body is at Delano Mortuary. minor injuries. Frye's scooter collided at G:15 p. m. Thursday with a car driven by Paul Schrock, 33, of 2S40 Sevier street, at Webster and Monterey streets. Officials at Kern General Hospital reported that Walter Goree, 2L', of 904 M street, received minor lacerations lacerations in a traffic accident at Tenth and M streets at 7 a. m. today, lie was given, hospital.treatment. in Truck Crash A civil suit arising from thp run. away truck accident on the Grupe- vine last Friday, was filed in Super*

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 02 Aug 1946, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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