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Yakima, Washington

Parade Accident

May 19, 1935


Yakima, Wash., May 19
.-AP-A youth was fatally injured and at least 37 other persons injured here today when a crumbling cornice plunged about 40 parade spectators two stories to the crowded street below.

Victor Russ, 18, of Wapato, was fatally injured when the mass of falling brick, twisted steel and humanlly [sic] crashed upon the street throng.

Dick Candriel, 30, of Yakima, was critically injured. He was struck while standing on the sidewalk, and his recovery was considered doubtful by doctors. Some of the others were believed possibly fatally hurt.

The tragedy marked the closing event of a pioneer day celebration, climaxed by the mile long parade.

The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX 20 May 1935

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