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Accident on Iona Road near Dutton

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 28, 1947
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3132
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3133
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3134
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3135
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3136
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
47-3076 (2_3132)
47-3077 (2_3133)
47-3078 (2_3134)
47-3079 (2_3135)
47-3079a (2_3136)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3132
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3133
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3134
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3135
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3136
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
August 28, 1947
Publication
2_3133, 2_3134, and 2_3136 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on August 29, 1947, page one.
Physical Description
5 negatives : plastic
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photographs of a automobile accident on Iona Road near Dutton, which claimed the lives of Ralph Welch and Billie Rick. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Big Truck in Death Plunge on Dunwich Road: Fragment of Burnt Cotton Jersey Serves to Identify Boy Victim as Billy Rick." 2_3133: "The bog five-ton coal delivery truck that carried Ralph Welch, driver, and his little companion, to their deaths, on the Iona Road, about a mile east of Dutton, about 12:30 o'clock, Thursday noon, overturned and literally flattened out in the northeast corner of a field on Russell Miller's farm, after striking the soft soil of the shoulder on the north side of the road, at the bottom of a little grade, to swerve sharply across the road and crash through a wire fence. The front of the truck body apparently grazed the trunk of the small tree against which a boy may be seen leaning, evidently causing the truck to completely overturn, all four wheels in the air. The driver is believed to have got into difficulties as he reached the brow of the grade as the rear part of the box was found on the embankment at the south side of the road." 2_3134: "A picture of the truck immediately after it was righted by a wrecking truck from Wallacetown. Only the cab and the front part of the truck were burned by the flaming gasoline pouring from the tanks under the truck. The two bodies, horribly burned, were in the seat of the cab. Looking into the cab is Provincial Constable Harold MacDonald, of St. Thomas, who investigated the terrible accident; while Coroner Dr. M. B. Graham, of Dutton, is seen to the extreme left in the forefront. Dr. Graham was one of the first to reach the scene. No person actually witnessed the accident." 2_3136: "Billie Rick."
Name Access
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Dutton (Ont.)
Subject Access
Accidents
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B3 3_260
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