Salisbury, NC Pitcher Killed In Crash, Jun 1965
ASTRO FARMHAND KILLED IN WRECK.
Salisbury, N.C. (AP) - JAY DAHL, 19-year-old southpaw, and his young woman companion were killed late Sunday night in an automobile wreck about six hours after he had pitched the Salisbury baseball club into the lead of the Western Carolinas League.
The car ran off a Salisbury street and hit a tree. MISS PATTI TROUTMAN, 20, office secretary of a Salisbury manufacturing firm, was also killed.
Police said excessive speed caused the accident.
DAHL, a native of Bloomington, Calif., had held Gastonia to four hits in the afternoon game which Salisbury won 7-3 to make his season's record to 5-0. He was signed last year by the Houston Astros and was assigned at the start of the present season to the Durham club of the Carolina League.
He was reassigned to Salisbury only recently.
GARY MARSHALL, a right-hander of the Salisbury pitching staff, a passenger in the car, lost the sight of both eyes and suffered a broken right arm and leg and was taken to a hospital in Winston-Salem. His home town is Hutchinson, Kan.
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