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Lloyd Ernst Is Killed In Car Accident

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Ann Arbor Man Dies in Hospital After Being Found on Highway
Julius Reuter Seriously Injured in Crash on Liberty Road

An Ann Arbor man met death and a Scio township resident was seriously injured in two automobile accidents Thursday afternoon.
Lloyd F. Ernst, 27, of 1223 Lutz Ave., died Thursday afternoon in University hospital where he was taken following an accident on the Saline road about one mile north of that village. Death was due, it is believed, to a fractured skull.
Julius Reuter, 57, Liberty road, is in University hospital with serious injuries sustained earlier in the day in a crash west of Ann Arbor on Liberty road, an accident which, coincidentally, was witnessed by Mr. Ernst. Mr. Reuter's condition was reported much improved today.
As there were no witnesses to the accident in which Mr. Ernst sustained fatal injuries, authorities today conducted an investigation to determine the manner in which the crash happened. Undersheriff Jacob B. Andres and Coroner E. C. Ganzhorn, after interviewing serveral persons, were able to piece together the story of the tragedy.
Witnessed Accident
Mr. Ernst left home at 1:30 Thursday afternoon for the Ernst Bros. Electric shop which he and a brother, Carl had conducted for seven and one-half years. While taking material to men working at the Belt Line highway and Liberty road, Mr. Ernst witnessed the crash in which Mr. Reuter was injured.
He went to Saline and after completing business there started for home between 3 o'clock and 3:15. It is believed that on the way home, his car, a light truck, got off the shoulder of the road and when he attempted to get it back into the highway, it turned over.
William Longfellow, Saline, drove by shortly afterward and seeing that an accident had happened, asked a farm resident nearby to telephone to Saline for a wrecking car and medical aid while he went on to Ann Arbor to notify Ernst's brother and get an ambulance. John Lamb and Leo Westphal, employes of a garage, answered the call and
believing Ernst to be seriously hurt, rushed him to University hospital. He died shortly after being admitted.
Truck Damaged
The top of the truck, the windshield and the sides were damaged, and the wheels and fenders bent, indicating that the vehicle had turned over.
Lloyd Ernst was born Dec. 19, 1900, in Blissfield, the son of John and Sarah Beck Ernst. The family moved to Ann Arbor 22 years ago and he attended public schools and learned the electrical trade here. With his brother, Carl, he established the Ernst Bros. Electric shop several years ago. He was married July 6, 1920, to Edith Hertler of Saline.
He is survived by the widow, three children, Frederick, Edward, and Phyllis; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Ernst, Ann Arbor; two brothers, Carl and Walter of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Lang, also of Ann Arbor.
Funeral services, which will be private, will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the residence. Rev. C. H. Wittbracht of Saline will officiate. Burial will be in Bethlehem cemtery. Friends may call at the residence until Sunday noon.
Five Ribs Fractured
Mr. Reuter sustained five fractured ribs, severe lacerations on the left cheek, smaller cuts on the left ear and the end of the middle finger on his right hand was severed when his car and one driven by Jack Reynolds, Detroit, crashed at the Belt Line highway and Liberty road.
Mr. Reuter was thrown several feet from the impact of the collision and a companion, Roy Ice, who was riding with him, sustained minor bruises. Reynolds was not injured. Mr. Reuter's car was demolished. An investigation into this crash was conducted by Deputy Sheriff Fred Looker.