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Dixon Evening Telegraph

Dec.27, 1952

Tampico Youth Dies as Cattle Truck Crashes
TAMPICO—A 17-year-old Tampico
youth died after being trapped
in a flaming truck and his'companion
was seriously burned and
injured early Friday when their
cattle truck crashed on Rt. 34 near
Downers Grove.
Terrance D. Forward, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Forward, was
unable to be rescued from the
flaming cab of the truck. Downer*
Grove police said the truck went
out of control and hit a traffic
control signal, a service station
sign and a utility pole before overturning.
Driver of the vehicle, Richard
Rasmussen, 20, Tampico. was-res*
cued by police and taken to Hlnsdale
sanatorium suffering from
severe burns and 'injuries. His
condition was reported as serious.
Rasmussen is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Chris Rasmussen, Tampico
farmers.
Services for Forward will be at
9:30 a. m. Mon

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