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EDWARD MERLE ADAMS VICTIM OF NEW TRAGEDY H. L. Knepshield, 18» »;? Driver of Death •Told Police Blinded byf^ Other Car Lights, Die Not See Pedestrian. OBITUARYNOTES* A 16-year-old Washington town- 'I ship youth was injured fatally lasfcyj night when an automobile ran into him on the Benjamin Franklin highway near Shelocta after tha<| driver reportedly had been blinded^ by the headlights of another chine. The victim, Edward Merle Adams,\ a son of Mr. and Mrs. George;,*; Adams, of Indiana R. D. 2, whose,, home is on the Shelocta-Greeksida;! road, died on the way to Indiana from a compound fracture of the," skull, according to state highway,! patrolmen of,the Indiana station. .,'-' ; Highway patrolmen said tha youth was struck by an automobile^ driven by H. L. Knepshield, 18, of Apollo R. D. 3, as he was walking in the direction of Shelocta. The cident occurred a half-mile ea Shelocta at 8:45 p. m. accordy ^ reports to the highway patrolihe'n.) Police reported that Kneishi told them that he did not $£*&'youth because he had been/blui by dhe lights of another /macl __^ traveling in the opposite jdirectiol The victim was walking,' with -m ! back to traffic, according \,to reports. Fred Arnic, 16, of Indiana 2, who was with the Aoams at the time of the accident, "•; unhurt. Police said he -was too »c<! give them a coherent v accou what htld occurred. William J. ^ borough, of Shelocta R. D. 2, was passenger in the Knepshield au' mobile. Deputy Coroner M. M. Davis sai; he would hold an inquest when stal' highway patrolmen had finish their investigation of the accident.^ The victim is survived by his'p.ajff ents; a sister, Edna Grace Adams" at home; four half-brothers: Clajr ence Adams, of Home, Pa.; Mem Adams, of Indiana; Irvin Adams, ,§ Commodore, and John Adams,,"*" New Kensington; and three ha 1 sisters: Mrs. Paul Fisher and Mt|| Catherine Shipley, both of Indianaf and Mrs. Margaret Lydick, of ne^i Indiana. He was born November* 9| 1917. i Funeral services will be the Creekside Methodist Episeopa (Continued on Page Two)-

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 13 Jul 1934, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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