VANVOY, Sallie (1869-1916)
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/5/2021 at 08:50:55
(January 10, 1869 - September 17, 1916)
Cresco Plain Dealer Oct. 6, 1916 P-9 C-5
Mrs. Barney Vannoy, near Holstein, was killed when an auto in which she was riding collided with another.
Ida County Pioneer, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Sep 20, 1916, p.1
Woman Killed in Auto Collision
Reo Car Alleged to be Racing, Crashes Into Innocent Travelers Near Washta
A fearful auto accident took place on the new highway east of Washta Sunday afternoon, in which Mrs. J. C. VanVoy was instantly killed and several occupants of two autos were more or less injured. If the allegations of the passengers in the VanVoy auto are true, the smash-up was the result of two machines racing and one of them unable to turn out for the innocent car coming in the opposite direction. It is reported that the two racing autos were running from 35 to 40 miles an hour when the fatality took place. Mrs. VanVoy, her daughter and two sons, who live six miles north of Holstein, were on their way to Washta and were traveling westward on the right side of the road. Three miles east of Washta, they met two autos running east. As the cars met, it was apparent that one car, a Reo, driven by a son of John Buck of Schaller, was trying to pass a Ford driven by a son of Peter Yetter of near Holstein. VanVoy drove to the north side of the road as far as he was able, to avoid the Buck auto. Buck, to avoid hitting VanVoy, swung his machine sharply to the left, but the rear wheels of his car tore the hub cap from the VanVoy car. The top of the Reo was down and the sharp turn caused it to strike Mrs. VanVoy in the face, crushing her forehead and the bones of her face, knocking out her teeth. The VanVoy car was upset against the bank, but when the aged lady was removed from under the car, she was dead. The Buck auto also tipped over against the south bank, where Mrs. Buck was caught under the machine and severely injured. Mr. Buck Sr. had his face cut by flying glass. The funeral of Mrs. VanVoy was held Tuesday at Holstein. Her husband died about a year and a half ago, from heart trouble, while on a train to Chicago.
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