San Pedro, CA Automobile Collision, Apr 1927
E. P. INGMIRE MACHINE HIT BY CAR WITH DRY SLEUTHS.
ONE OF RUM AGENTS IS GEORGE H. HUDSON OF FRESNO.
ALLEGE AFTERMATH OF LIQUOR PARTY.
THREE INJURED MAY DIE; VICTIM WAS SALES MANAGER.
(United Press Leased Wire)
San Pedro, April 6. -- In a terrific head-on collision in which two automobiles were completely wrecked, E. PERCY INGMIRE, prominent San Pedro civic leader and official of the Union Oil Company, was killed here today and seven others were injured, three probably fatally.
The injured, all of whom were taken to the San Pedro General Hospital, follow:
MRS. BERTHA INGMIRE, 45, internal injuries and broken hips, not expected to live.
MRS. M. P. McALLISTER, 37, San Pedro, internal injuries; condition critical.
AXEL ANDERSON, 37, boatswain on the steamer Pomona, internal injuries; condition critical.
GEORGE H. HUDSON, 47, Fresno prohibition officer, severe lacerations and bruises.
FRANK FARLEY, 27, Los Angeles, suffering from shock.
JOSEPH J. McBRIDE, 36, cook on the Pomona, badly cut.
THOMAS HENDERSON, 38, second cook on the Pomona, severe lacerations.
The crash occurred on Harbor Boulevard when the machine occupied by the INGMIRES was struck head-on by an automobile driven by FARLEY in which the other victims of the accident were riding.
A charge of suspicion of manslaughter was placed against FARLEY and other members of the party in his machine, while police began an investigation into charges that the fatal crash was the aftermath of a liquor party in a San Pedro lodging house.
FARLEY and HUDSON, the latter said to the an "undercover" man for the Los Angeles prohibition office, declared that they had arrested HENDERSON and ANDERSON on liquor charges and were en route to Los Angeles.
The pair denied this and admitted, police say, that the entire party had been drinking. McBRIDE is said to have made a similar statement.
Bakersfield Californian 1927-04-06