Monroe, MI Bus And Truck Collision, May 1929

BUS-TRUCK CRASH KILLS FIVE; TEN OTHERS ARE HURT.

HEAVILY LOADED VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH BARGE HEAD-ON INTO TRUCK PARKED ON ROADSIDE.

Monroe, Mich., May 11 - (AP) - Five passengers were killed almost instantly, another died from injuries and ten others are in a hospital here as the result of a bus-truck collision five miles south of here early today.
The bus was bound from Toledo to Detroit.
The dead are:
FRANK CINDERICH, 21, Trenton, Mich.
H. WESTERMAN, 40, Chicago.
MRS. EMMA MAURETTA, 66, Los Angeles.
An unidentified man about 42 years old who had a Grand Hotel of Cleveland card in his pocket.
An unidentified girl, about 10.

Crashes Into Parked Truck.
The bus, county officials declare, crashed into a truck loaded with automobile tires which was parked along the road while the driver is understood by County Prosecutor McAran to have been making repairs.
Ed Waring, 26, of Cleveland, Ohio, driver of the bus declared that he was blinded by lights from an approaching automobile and did not see the truck until it was too late to avoid the crash.

Two Drivers To Jail.
Both Waring and Godfried Frevert, 30, of Detroit, driver of the truck, are held in the Monroe County jail, pending an investigation which has been launched by George A. Huber, coroner of Monroe County.
Waring was slightly injured when he was thrown through a window of the bus. The bus was covered with canvas and taken to Detroit. The dead were removed to Coroner Huber's morgue at Monroe, the injured to the Monroe Hospital and the other passengers were taken to Detroit in another bus. The truck was one belonging to Motor Freight Inc., of Akron.

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