Clark, William (Unknown - May 19, 1949)

COAST YOUTH DIES IN AUTO WRECK

Douglas Budget - May 19, 1949

William Clark, about 20, of Lancaster, Calif., died early this morning in Converse county hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident early yesterday morning three miles this side of Glenrock. The driver of the car, Donald R. Jones, 20, also of Lancaster, suffered only minor cuts and bruises, but Vernon D. Jaros, another passenger, suffered a severe fracture of a wrist and he was taken to the veterans hospital at Cheyenne for treatment.

The accident was apparently caused by excessive speed on wet roads. The car, a 1940 Ford convertible, left the road, turned end over end and traveled 60 feet in the air before hitting the ground again. It then turned over two more times, coming to rest against a telephone pole. Jaros and Clark were both thrown out the first time it turned over. Jones was still in the wreckage when it stopped rolling. All three boys were brought to the local hospital by Stark's ambulance, accompanied by a local doctor. Deputy Sheriff Geo. Beach and Cecil Stark made the investigation.

Young Jones and Clark were enroute from their homes in Lancaster to Minnesota. They picked up Jaros, who was hitch hiking, in Utah. He was recently discharged from the navy and was headed for his home in South Dakota. Clark's body will be shipped to California for burial.

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