STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
Thursday, July 3, 1047
MOTHER OF F.T.WYNE INSTANTLY KILLED IN CAR CRASH ON ROUTE 88
Daugher Injured; Women En Route Here For Summer Visit
Mrs.Anna C. Wyne, 82, of Peoria was fatally injured shortly before 11 o'clock Thursday morning when a coupe, driven by her daughter, Miss Jeannette Wyne, 58, turned a flip in the air on Route 88, about a mile south of the junction of Route 172.
Miss Wyne was taken to the Sterling public hospital in the Melvin ambulance. She is suffering deep shock, although her condition is not considered critical. It isnot believed any bones were broken. She was conscious but somewhat irrationalfollowing the accident.
En Route To Sterling
Mrs. Wyne and duagh4er were en route to this city as per their customary habit ofspending a month in the home of their son and brother and family,Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Wyne of 1308 First Avenue.
The left rear tire of the car was flat following the accident and is presumed to have blown out or become punctured.
Lt. Ray Cramer and Officer George Kiner were called tothe scene of the accident and learned that Vernon Rasmussen, was doing some painting at a farm house near-by and had witnessed the accident.
Car Made Complete Flip
He reported that the car turned a complete flip in the air and landed practically on all four wheels at the right side of the highway.
Mrs.Wyne's death was probably caused by a fracture of the neck and a uncture of her right lung.
Before the car flipped over it slid sideways for a distance of perhaps 50 to 75 feet, accourding to Rasmussen, believed to have been the only eye witness to the accident.
Mrs. Wyne and daughter resided at 417 Ellis street in Peoria. Miss Wyne is a school teacher.
Coroner C.M. Frye will conduct the inquest at the Melvin Funeral Home. No funeral arrangements have been completed. The body will be take to the Peoria for burial in the family lot.
STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
July 5, 1947 1;1
MRS. WYNE FUNERAL SERVICES ON SUNDAY
Fuenral services for Mrs. Anna C.. Wyne, 82, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Melvin funeral home, Rev. Loyal Wilkinson, pastor of the Congregational church will officiate.
BODY TO PEORIA
The body will be taken to the Gauss mortuary in Peoria Sunday evening, where additional services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the family lot at Peoria.
Friends may call at the Melvin Funeral home this evening and up until the time of services Sudnay afternoon.
Coroner C. M.Frye conducted the inquest Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Melvin Funeral Home. A verdict of death as a result of a cervical fracture and puncture of the rightlung, was returned by the jury.
Vernon Rasmussen, the only eye witness to the fatal accident, stated that he was painting inside a house and was looking out the window as he saw the car, driven by Miss Jeannette Wyne, daughter of the deceased, roll over on the highway.
DRIVER THROWN CLEAR
The driver of the car was thrwon clear ad hermother was thwon almost out of the car. Both mother and daughter were taken to the Stelring public hospital in the Melvin ambulance where the mother was pronounced dead.
Oliver Melvin testified as to the extent of the injuries.
Miss Wyne is reported doing nicely at the local hospital. She and her mother were en route to Stelring for an extended visit in the home of their son and brother, F. T. Wyne and family.