ROADS CAUSE ACCIDENT TO AUTO
Six Young Men Hurt When Earl Bengtson's
Cadillac Skidded in Mud Near Roscoe
in the mud on the road near Roscoe, the Cadillac auto owned by
Earl Bengtson and driven by his brother, LaVerne Bengston, turned
turtle late Saturday night. The six occupants of the machine were
thrown out but escaped serious injury, the most painfully hurt
being Paul Johnson, who received a fracture of the right leg.
The top of the machine was torn off. but otherwise was not badly
damaged. The injured young men were taken to St. Anthony hospital.
Le Roy Strom received scalp wounds and was able to leave the hospital
today. Rodney Stenger [sic] was scratched and bruised. "Red"
Cullen received several scalp cuts. La Verne Bengtson received
a scalp cut which did not necessitate his staying at the hospital.
Harry Vestal was shaken up but not injured. [offered
by Thelma Thomas Livingston/Carole Ann Heller]
Stenger, fifteen years old, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles
H. Stenger of 214 North Fifth street, died at St. Anthony
hospital yesterday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock from injuries received
in an auto accident near Roscoe Sunday forenoon. He was a passenger
in the machine driven by Earl Bengston, which turned turtle on
the return trip from Janesville Sunday. It is thought his neck
was broken by the fall. The body was turned over to Coroner McAllister.
Stenger was born in Leaf River, May 2, 1902, and came with his
parents to Rockford when four years of age. He was in his first
year at Rockford high school. Besides the parents, he is survived
by three brothers, Randolph,
Kenneth and Kermit
Stenger. [offered by Thelma Thomas
Livingston/Carole Ann Heller]