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Evening Courier and Reporter
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
September 9, 1921

Auto Kills Boy Hanging to Car.

MASON CITY, IA., SEPT. 19. - Struck by an automobile as he was being drawn along on a bicycle behind a car, Jimmie RITCHIE, 12-years-old, of Ventura, was fatally injured last night on the paved road near Clear Lake. He died in a hospital an hour after the accident. Rex SHANNON, undertaker at Garner, was the driver of the car which struck the boy. No inquest has been held yet. Just a month ago a brother of the dead boy was struck by an automobile within a few rods of the scene of last night's mishap and suffered injuries which were at the time believed fatal. He has recovered however.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker April of 2011



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