Stafford Springs, CT Car Wreck, Jun 1930


George Avery, 18, of Rockville Victim of Accident on Stafford-Somers Road.

Stafford Springs, Ct., July 1.--George Avery, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Avery of 186 East Main street, Rockville, was killed in an automobile accident on the Stafford-Somers state highway early yesterday. Avery was riding in the rumble seat of a roadster driven by John Kashadl of Ogden's corner, VaVron[sic] and the car was traveling toward Stafford Springs when Kushadl lost control of the car at a slight bend in the road, about 1½ miles from Stafford Springs nar[sic] Forestville. The car struck a small tree and ran into an electric light pole.

The force of the collision snapped the pole and tore off the top of the car. It is believed that the car was traveling at a good rate of speed and as it struck the pole Avery was thrown against the edge of the rumble seat and on the floor. Avery was taken to the Johnson Memorial hospital where it was learned that his skull was fractured and that he had also received other internal injuries. He died at the hospital a few hours later.

Miss Margaret Kurek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kurek of Bellrose avenue, Stafford Springs, was riding with the driver of the car at the time of the accident and Miss Rachal Jacobsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacobsen of 91 High street, was in the rumble seat with Avery. The other occupants of the car received cuts and bruises but were not seriously injured.

Avery's body was examined by Dr. G. P. Bard, medical examiner, and the accident was reported to John E. Yeomans, coroner for Tolland county.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 2 Jul 1930