ACCIDENT VICTIM RITES
Funeral services for Roy Koffel, who was instantly killed Monday when a road grader on which he was riding collided with an automobile near Clarksfork, will be held from the Moon chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. R. W.Maulden officiating. Internment will be made at Lakeview Cemetery.
Sandpoint Daily Bulletin July 26, 1934
AUTO KILLS ROAD WORKER
Roy Koffel Killed in Accident Monday.
Hold Driver of Car
Mendota Youth says dust obscured vision; is held.
Roy Koffel, state highway employee, was instantly killed Monday about noon when a highway grader on which he was riding was struck from the rear by an automobile driven by R. E. Lasswell, 20, of Mendota, Ill., on the highway about a mile east of Clarksfork.
Koffel was riding a grader which was being towed by a state truck driven by T. T. McGhea, road maintenance man.
Lasswell, who told Sheriff Warren Rapp that dust obscured his vision, drove his car into the rear of the grader, knocking Koffel forward so that he was crushed between the car and the rear of the truck. His skull was fractured and he died instantly.
The car went up over the grader and broke all the castings on it.
Laswell, who was on his way to his vacation camp near Kalispell, told officers he was driving about 40 miles per hour. He said he saw the truck through the dust but did not see the grader the truck was towing.
The driver of the death car was being held in the county jail here pending an inquest which was scheduled for this afternoon at the Moon mortuary.
Koffel, who had resided in the Oden district for many years, is survived by his widow,, four daughters and a son. His body is at Moon’s awaiting funeral arrangements.
Daily Bulletin July 24, 1934 (Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho)