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HANSEN, Hazel 1916-1933


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/12/2015 at 10:04:01

Auto Collision Results In Death Of Hazel Hansen

Group of Dike High School Students Were Returning From Class Play When Car Was Struck

Hazel Marie Hansen, the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurits Hansen from Dike, was killed early Saturday morning in an automobile collision at the intersection of Primary 57 at the town limits of Dike. The dead girl in company with three other classmates from the Dike high school were returning from a class play given by the high school at New Hartford. A car coming from the west hit the rear end of the Dike car as it was crossing the primary road. The car rolled over three times and it was resting on its hood when it stopped 70 feet from where it was struck.

In the car with Hazel Hansen were Ed Hansen, no kin of the dead girl, Peter Dall, who was driving, and Dorothy Henningsen, a daughter of Mrs. Herman Henningsen. Ed Hansen was seriously injured and he was taken to the Sartori hospital at Cedar Falls after he was given first aid by Dr. Cullison of Dike. His injuries consist of a crushed chest, the fracture of several ribs and of the right leg between the knee and ankle. His condition is regarded as very serious.

Dorothy Henningsen suffered a collarbone fracture and bruises about the body. Peter Dall, the driver, received a serious injury to his back and his face was cut in several places.

All four of the young people were thrown from the car. The car is a total wreck.

Miss Hansen died from a skull fracture. She passed away a few minutes after she had been removed to the doctor's office. She did not regain consciousness.

Other Group Teachers College Students

The car which struck the Dike car was driven by Orman White from Cedar Falls. With him were Fred Breckenfelder from Cedar Falls and Velora Whitmore and Marie Kurtz, who reside at Martin Luther foundation, Cedar Falls. None of the passengers in this car received more than minor injuries and the car was but slightly damaged.

Survivors among the passengers in the Dike car say that they saw the other machine approaching from the west but that it seemed that the car was a long distance away. Either the distance or the speed of the approaching car was misjudged. A fraction of a second more would have left the ill-fated car in the clear as the front part of the car had cleared the paving when the rear end was struck.

Sheriff Regards Inquest Not Necessary

Sheriff Mamminga and Deputy Ira Rouse drove to the scene of the accident as soon as they were notified. After learning the details of the collision, the sheriff regarded a coroner's inquest not necessary.

Victim a High School Junior

Hazel Hansen was a junior in the Dike high school. She was born in Dike and resided there during her entire lifetime. She was a good student and popular among her classmates. The entire community extends sympathy to the family in their misfortune. She is survived by her father and mother and one brother.

Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon and later at the Methodist church. Burial was in the cemetery at Dike.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 May 1933, pg 1


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