Perry, Union County, Oregon
Perry Man Instantly Killed In Auto Wreck
Leon A. Rose Loses Life when Car Takes 75-Foot Plunge
Leon A. Rose, of Perry, Oregon, was almost instantly killed Sunday when his car plunged off a 75-foot grade, on the Old Oregon Trail highway, about four miles west of La Grande. The accident occurred about six o’clock p.m., near a place where gravel has recently been taken from the river bed for a rock crusher.
The cause of the accident is not known, but it is believed he lost control of the car. The body was taken from the wreckage of the machine with the chest badly crushed.
Mr. Rose was about 45 years of age and so far as known he was unmarried. He has recently been employed by the G.W. Railroad, and was a former employe of the Grande Ronde lumber company. Relatives at Rose City, Michigan, were notified of the accident.
Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, November 26, 1927