New Castle, PA Truck Wreck, Jan 1936

Injuries Fatal To Crash Victim

Cleveland Man Dies In New Castle Hospital Saturday Evening


Wallace Bryan, aged 38, of 1971 East 69th street, Cleveland, died in the New Castle hospital Saturday evening at 7:25 of injuries received when a truck in which he was riding, skidded from the road and collided with a pole on the Butler road, near the overhead crossing of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad east of the city, at 9:10 New Year's morning.

A. K. Trease, aged 35, of Akron, O., driver of the truck, told Coroner Orville Potter that they were en route towards New Castle and had just come down the hill and passed under the railroad crossing, when a car approached from the opposite direction, which skidded part way onto their side of the road. In order to avoid a collision, he said he attempted to get the truck off the highway and it collided with a pole, the cab being crushed about them.

Coroner Potter stated that it was unlikely that an inquest will be held in the case. The truck in which the two men were riding was a trailer truck, the property of Reid Brothers, of Akron, O. Bryan was employed as relief driver.

The body was removed to Cleveland, Sunday, for burial.

New Castle News, New Castle, PA 6 Jan 1936