Young girl instantly killed while walking on highway
Grimsby Independent, 22 Aug 1946, p. 1
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22 Aug 1946
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18 Aug 1946
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Anderson, Betty
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Walking east on the south shoulder of No. 8 highway enroute to church service at Grimsby Sunday morning, Betty Anderson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Anderson, 104 Highland Ave., Toronto, member of the Ontario Farm Service Force at Clovelly Camp, North Grimsby, was fatally injured when struck by an automobile which, police said, suddenly swerved across from the north side of the pavement. Patricia Anderson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson, 38 Hillsboro Ave., Toronto, walking with her at the time, was a few feet distant and escaped by a narrow margin. Driver of the car said involved, Stanley Sobkowich, 17, Grimsby, was questioned at length by police. Charles Schwab and Walter Moberly, both 17, of Grimsby, and four girls from the Farm Service Force, were also said to have been occupants of the car at the time of the fatal accident. The injured girl, struck with considerable force, was hurled to the ditch, where she died before medical aid could reach her. Her shoes, torn from her feet by the impact, were found on opposite sides of the highway. Dr. C.W. Elmore, coroner, of Beamsville, after a conference with E.H. Lancaster, KC, Crown attorney for Lincoln County, stated that an inquest would not be held. Sobkowich has been summoned to appear on Magistrate Campbell's court on Tuesday, Aug. 27th, on a charge of dangerous driving under the Criminal Code. Provincial Constable E.G. Hope has charge of the investigation.

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Young girl instantly killed while walking on highway