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CRASH INTO TREES KILLS 2, INJURES 4

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CRASH INTO TREES KILLS 2, INJURES 4

The New York Times
December 1, 1922


Brown Sophomore and a Young Woman Crushed to Death When Car Skids.

EAST PROVIDENCE TRAGEDY

Fast Driving at a Sharp Turn Tragically Ends a Trip After a Dance.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., Nov. 30.—E. John Decker, 23, of LaGrange, Me., a Brown University sophomore, was killed instantly and Miss Nadine De Witt, 22, of Millinocket, Me., a student at the New England Conservatory of Music, probably was fatally injured when an automobile in which they were riding with two other student couples was demolished early this morning in East Providence. She died later in a hospital.

George R. Decker, a senior at Brown, brother of the dead man and driver of the car; Robert H. Spellman, another Brown senior and a varsity football man; Miss Irene Coy of 118 Heminway Street, Boston, and Miss Lucille Burroughs of Warren, Mass., the last-named two classmates of Miss De Witt, were the other occupants of the car. They escaped with cuts and bruises.

The ride started early this morning after a dance held at the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity House here. The accident is ascribed to George Decker's unfamiliarity with the roads. It is believed that he was driving too fast to negotiate the sharp turn at the junction of two streets where the crash occurred. The car skidded and crashed into trees and poles at the roadside.

No action has been taken yet by the East Providence police, who are investigating.



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