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Sparrell JEFFERSON, East End, Pgh, PA

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Sparrell JEFFERSON, East End, Pgh, PA

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 9:04AM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: JEFFERSON, PLUM, MANNARINO, BATEMAN
This is from an article in the Vandergrift (PA) News, Monday 15 Aug 1932.
I am entering this verbatim from the article, please forgive any offensive terms.

A colored woman was instantly killed and a companion fatally injured at 11 o'clock last night on North Washington-Camp Joann road (Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co.)when the automovile in which they were riding crashed head-on into another machine drived by Samuel Mannarino, aged 28, of Avonmore.
The dead: Mrs. Louise PLUM, aged 28, colored, of 114 Auburn St, East End, Pittsburgh. Died instantly of a fractured skull. Sparrell Jefferson; aged 27, colored, same address. Lived at 6:50 this morning in Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington, with a compound fracture of the skull.
(paragraph listing those injured in other car)
According to state police who investigated the accident, Jefferson, going toward Pittsburgh, attempted to squeeze between the Mannarino machine and one drived by G. F. Bateman of Salina.
The Jefferson & Mannarion machines crashed head-on and the Bateman car swerved into them, striking a glancing blow.
Mrs. Plum was killed instantly. A passing motorist rushed Jefferson to the New Kensington hospital. Doctors worked throughout the night in a vain attempt to save Jefferson's life.
Police today wre sifting meager details and attempting to place the blame for the fatal smash-up. Conflicting stories told by the occupants of the machines only tended to confuse the real explanation police said.
The Jefferson car was demolished and the Mannarion machine also badly damaged. The Bateman car escaped with a smashed fender.

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