One Killed, Three Injured N Auto Wreck On Highway
Herbert Miers, 40 years old, and for several years a farmer in the Union district is dead and Herman Roesch, restaurant man of La Grande was perhaps fatally injured in an auto wreck on the highway about two miles north of North Powder early Wednesday evening. Miers and Roesch with two woman companions were on their way to Baker when their machine, a heavy coupe, swerved form the oiled surface to the left of the road. In attempting to right their course the car shot onto the hard surface, overturned and skidded on the top for a distance of about thirty feet.
Miers was pinned under the upturned car with his head crushed. He was still breathing when removed, but was dead before reaching the hospital at Hot Lake. Roesch and the women were thrown from the machine and he was picked up by the roadside in an unconscious condition. Doctors at the hospital expressed the opinion that he would live. Both women were seriously cut and bruised, but it was stated they were not dangerously injured.
Mrs. Mable Laughlin, coming from Union to North Powder, reached the scene of the accident soon after it’s occurrence and notified the Motor Service garage from where relief was sent out. Before the relief party arrived, W.R. Southard of Baker came on the scene from the north and with a jack, raised the car and released Miers.
The car was completely wrecked. Traffic officer Walter Lansing visited the scene and it is reported, secured one bottle of moonshine liquor which is believed to have figured in the cause of the accident.
North Powder News
Saturday, November 20, 1926