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The Goldendale Sentinel - April 16, 1942, pg 1

Auto Crash Takes Life of Woman
Portlander Dies When Car Hits Freight Truck in Tunnel East of Bingen Tuesday Afternoon

"One woman was killed and her brother seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when the car in which they were riding crashed into a truck and trailer unit in the tunnel one mile east of Bingen.

Miss M.J. Cannon, of 2887 N.W. Westover street, Portland, was killed instantly in the crash. Her brother, A.M. Cannon, was rushed to the Hood River hospital for emergency treatment. He is believed to be seriously injured.

The truck driver, a Portland man named Young, was unhurt. He was operating a United Truck Lines truck headed east on the Evergreen highway. The car, occupied by the Portland couple, was traveling west. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m.

Ralph Barber deputy prosecutor and coroner, investigated the accident. Sheriff Russell Woodward was later called from Goldendale to aid in the investigation.

Officers said the accident apparently resulted when Cannon pulled his car across the center line into the path of the oncoming truck. Both vehicles apparently entered the tunnel at the same instant Sheriff Woodward said.

This is the second traffic fatality to occur in Klickitat county this year.

Edgar H. Canfield said that a coroner's inquest will probably be held later this week in White Salmon. Pictures of the accident were taken by R.S. Ferguson, insurance man from The Dalles, who was the first person to arrive at the scene."

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