Newark, OH Truck Accident, Apr 1959


Driving along a Toledo street, the truck driver paid little heed to a cardboard box rolling across the roadway in front of him, as though moved by a sudden wind.

The truck rolled over the box and disappeared. It was only later that the truck driver learned that an 11 year old boy had been inside the box, playing.

Truck Kills Boy

The boy was found later by a companion. The four-ton truck had crushed the victim's skull.

The fatalities:

Friday Night

EDWARD SHIFFLER, 11, Toledo, when a truck ran over a carton in which he was playing in a Toledo alley.

The Newark Advocate, Newark, OH 27 Apr 1959