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Scio Township Man Killed In Collision

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Scio Township Man Killed In Collision Jack J. Busch, 56, Dies After Crash At US-12, Wagner Rd. A 56-year-old Scio township man died at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital here last night of injuries suffered in a two-car mishap about 6 p.m. on US-12, less than a mile west of the city. The victim was Jack J. Busch of 566 Kuehnle Ave., a yardman at the Fingerle Lumber Co. for the past 17 years. Previously he had been a carpenter contractor here. His death brings to 20 the number of highway fatalities in the county for the year. Coroner Edwin C. Ganzhorn said today that death was attributed to a crushed chest. Busch died at 8:25 p.m., more than two hours after the mishap. Accident Scene Told The scene of the accident, at the Wagner Rd.-US-12 (Jackson Rd.) intersection in Scio township, was within a mile of the Busch home. The vehicle driven by Busch, who had suffered a fractured right leg, multiple broken ribs and lacerations, collided with a car driven by Dr. John C. Mills of 2650 Bedford Rd., Ann Arbor township, a dentist here. Dr. Mills was not injured. Dr. Mills was traveling west on US-12. He told sheriff's officers that Busch, headed north on Wagner, pulled out in front of him and he could not stop in time to avoid the accident. Sheriff's men said they were unable to question the victim before his death. Lived Here 44 Years Busch, a resident of the area for, the past 44 years, was married and had one son. He was born Oct. 22, 1897, in 1 Worms, Neb., a son of Herman J. and Catherine M. Hargens Busch. On Dec. 17, 1938, he was mar-11 ried to Velma Fay McClure in Vin-1! cennes, Ind. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Herbert J. Busch of Ann Arbor; his mother, also of Ann Arbor; two brothers, Walter H. Busch of Dundee and Fred W. Busch of Ann Arbor; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Kaiser of Williamsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Helen Johnson of Ann Arbor. His father, a sister and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Muehlig Chapel, with the Rev. Theodore R. Schmale officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.