George Vanderlip, Commissary Dp., of Welland, was instantly killed and two other men, named George Cook and Best, were injured near Stop 69 on the Hamilton-Niagara Highway late tonight when their automobile was struck by a heavy truck owned by the Bird & Vance Transport Company. They had been attending a Conservative convention in Hamilton.
The small car, it is said, was badly wrecked and burned up in the ditch. Mr. Vanderlip was pinned under the wreckage and received terrible injuries. The two injured men were taken to the General Hospital in Hamilton.
Coroner Thompson of Stoney Creek was called to the scene of the accident. An inquest will likely be ordered. The accident occurred not far from the Saltfleet Soldiers' Memorial.
The Welland car, a McLaughlin sedan, turned out to pass the truck and apparently when the driver saw he could not get by he applied the brakes very forcibly and the car slewed around, faced west and went several feet in that direction, turning over twice in the interim. Vanderlip's head was terribly smashed. Coroner Dr. Thompson of Stoney Creek immediately empanelled a jury at the spot and after the preliminaries, adjourned. Provincial Constable Mackay of Grimsby was at the scene shortly after it occurred.