Auburn, NE Auto Accidents, Sept 1918
One Killed, Ten Hurt In Two Accidents
One Car Strikes Bridge-Another Rolls Down an Embankment.
Both Accidents Occur Near Auburn-High School Student Killed.
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald.
Auburn, Neb., Sept. 16.-One man was killed, another probably fatally injured and nine other persons were seriously hurt in two automobile accidents here today.
George Stuff died instantly, when an automobile driven by Paul Elliot crashed into a bridge eight miles north of here on the Washington highway shortly after midnight. Stuff was thrown from the car and struck a telephone pole.
Elliot is still unconscious and is not expected to recover. Miss Gladys Sellers and Miss Juanita Gage, who were with the two young men, were also seriously injured. All were seniors in the Auburn High School.
The accident occurred where a wooden bridge is being replaced by a concrete structure. It is said the car was going at a high rate of speed, and it is believed Elliott did not see the new bridge in tie to stop.
While Marion Baker was returning from Brownsville with his daughter and her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dilz and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Douglas, his car skidded on the muddy road and turned over twice, injuring all of the seven occupants of the car.
Several sustained fractured bones and all were severely bruised. It is believed all will recover unless it develops that they were injured internally.
Both automobiles were badly damaged.
Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 17 Sept 1918