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On Friday, February 3, 1939, four area men were killed in a late evening automobile accident on U.S. Route 66, about 2 miles south of Chenoa. The crash took the lives of Carl Weymouth, owner and driver of the car, Paul Trunk, Sr., Nelson Francis, and Claude M.

On Friday, February 3, 1939, four area men were killed in a late evening automobile accident on U.S. Route 66, about 2 miles south of Chenoa. The crash took the lives of Carl Weymouth, owner and driver of the car, Paul Trunk, Sr., Nelson Francis, and Claude M. See. A fifth passenger, Roy Entwistle, was slightly injured. The men had left Bloomington and were on their way back home to Chatsworth.

A Missouri truck driver, E.J. Spaulding, was southbound when he swerved to avoid a snowdrift extending onto the road. Weymouth's car then struck the truck and rolled some 140 feet. Spaulding was not injured.


Written By

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

September 19th, 2014

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