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Ann Arbor Man Killed In Accident Near Ypsilanti

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17
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April
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1956
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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1936<br><br>THE ANN ARBOR NET*<br><br>Ann Arbor Man Killed In Accident NearYpsilanti<br><br>William J. Hutton, 56, Fatally Hurt As Car, Gasoline Truck Collide<br><br>YPSILANTI — William J. Hutton, 56. of 1531 Kensington Dr., Ann Arbor, died this morning in Beyer Memorial Hospital of injuries received when his car collided with a gasoline tank truck on a curve on Stoney Creek Rd.<br><br>Hutton thus became the 19th person to die in Washtenaw county traffic accidents this year. The pace is far ahead of 1953, when 1 a record 56 died. Forty-nine were killed in county traffic last year.<br><br>The accident occurred about 9 a.m. in front of the McEnnan Airport in Ypsilanti township.<br><br>Ypsilanti township firemen stood by as a wrecker removed the tank truck loaded with more than 500 gallons of gasoline. Ypsilantian Drove Truck<br><br>Driver of the truck was Orval K. Wolford of 149 S. Prospect St. here, a driver for the Silkworth Oil Co. Wolford was not injured.<br><br>Wolford said he was traveling north on Stoney Creek Rd. and Hutton south when the collision occurred.<br><br>Hutton died in the Beyer Hospital emergency room of internal injuries. He had been employed for the past 24 years as a salesman with the Hesse Bros, wholesale coffee and tea firm in Detroit. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Muehlig Chapel at Ann Arbor, where friends may call.<br><br>Less than a half hour earlier, another Stoney Creek Rd. accident sent an Adrian man, Olan H Rubel, to Beyer Hospital with broken ribs and scalp cuts.<br><br>State police of the local post said the station wagon Rubel was driving hit a tree at the intersection of Stoney Creek and Willis Rds. in Augusta township. . Two Youths, Man Hurt<br><br>In a less serious accident here last night, two 16-year-old youths and a local man were injured in a crash at Washtenaw Ave. and N. Adams St.<br><br>Admitted to Beyer Hospital with head cuts and a possible concussion was Alfred Ellendorf, 26, of 840 Railroad St. here. The teen-agers—Gerry Miller of 204 W. Ainsworth Blvd. and Dane Dixon of 118 S. Washington St.— were treated for cuts and bruises.<br><br>City police arrested one of the drivers involved, Harold T. Woodruff, jr., 22, of 830 Haven Ave., Ypsilanti township, and charged him with reckless driving. Officers said Woodruff, traveling south on Adams, failed to stop for the Washtenaw intersection. His vehicle collided with Dixon's, headed west on Washtenaw.<br><br>ANN ARBOR MAN BECOMES 19TH COUNTY TRAFFIC FATALITY: William .1. Hutton of Ann Arbor was lulled after his car crashed into this Silkworth Oil Co. gasoline tank truck south of Ypsilanti today. The truck, loaded with 500 gallons of gas, did not catch fire, but Ypsilanti township firemen were called. Hutton was traveling south on this curve of Stoney Creek Rd. when his car apparently went over the center line and collided with the northbound truck, state police said, knocking the rear wheels from under the truck (left). The truck was hit just behind the cab on the left’side.