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Posted: 5 Oct 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 6:33AM GMT
FORREST DAY. SNOWY PAVING CAUSE OF FIRST WINTER FATALITY. The first fatal automobile accident caused by winter weather occurred near here Wednesday when Forrest Day, 25, Kalkaska county farmer, was killed as the car he was driving skidded on a slushy pavement, smashed through a guard rail and rolled down a 20-foot embankment. His father, Carl Day, 52, saved his own life by jumping out onto the paving just before the car struck the rail. The accident occurred on M-131 seven miles north of Kalkaska. Sheriff Chester Parker said he believed Day failed to realize how slippery the highway was as he turned along a curve. Heavy snows that fell early in the morning had resulted in three inches of slush covering portions of the highway north of here. Day was hurried by ambulance to his farm home and a physician summoned. He died within an hour after the mishap. Mrs. Hattie Clapp, county coroner, pronounced death accidental. Surviving Mr. Day are the widow and two small children, Helen 2 years old, and Carl 4. - The Kalkaska Leader and the Kalkaskian, 1938
Information courtesy Leader and Kalkaskian, www.upnorthpub.com

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