S. L. Traffic
Fatal to Two
A 21-year-old Salt Lake resident was killed Tuesday when the automobile he was driving crashed into a service station, and a Salt Lake woman pedestrian died of injuries suffered Sunday when struck by a motorist. Several other accidents, most of which were attributed to the weather also were reported by police.
The dead are:
Ken L. Cowley, 21, 1844 E. 70th South.
Mrs. Orodine Cordelia Rollins Bachman, 75, 611 Park St.
Kent L. Cowley, 21. 1844 E. 70th South, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when the automobile he was driving smashed into Wasatch Service station. 6400 S. State.
Carl W. Whiting, 21, R. D. 1, Box 699, Sandy, a passenger, suffered lacerations of the face.
Runs Into Station
The accident occurred when the vehicle, traveling north on State st., turned out of the way of another car and ran into the station, finally stopping in the grease pit. Damage to the station was estimated at $500, according to state highway patrol records.
Mrs. Orodine Cordelia Rollins Bachman, 75, 611 Park st., died Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in a Salt Lake hospital of pulmonary embolism, a complication arising, from chest injuries suffered Sunday when she and and another woman pedestrian were struck by an auto while crossing the intersection at 7th South and 5th East.
Mrs. Bachman became Salt Lake City's 28th traffic fatality for 1946 as contrasted with 27 for the same period in 1945.
Cited for Speeding
Driver of the vehicle which struck Mrs. Bachman and Mrs. Charlotte Ann Bertoch, ,68, 560 E. 7th South, was John Phillips Chapman, 31, 1187 Lorraine dr. Cited for speeding, Mr. Chapman, who said he applied his brakes to
avoid hitting the aged ladies, but they "froze" in his path, has five daya from the date of his traffic ticket before he must report in city court.
Mrs. Bertoch, in LDS hospital for treatment of leg fractures and possible internal injuries, was reported in "fairly good" condition Tuesday evening.
Born in Salt Lake
Mr. Cowley was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Salt Lake City, a son of Frank L. and Vera E. Cowley. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served 33 months in the U, S. Navy.
Survivors include his father and mother, a brother, Garth, 17, and sister, Lale, 16, all of 1844 E. 70th South.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an ardent worker in Second LDS ward Relief society and other church auxiliaries and organizations. She also was a former member of the Salt Lake LDS tabernacle choir.
Survivors include three brothers and three sisters, Perley F. Rollin, Greenville; Roy D. Rollin, San Diego; Leslie N. Rollin, Mrs. Jessie S. Harris and Mrs. Nora Latimer, all of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Lola E. Long, Los Angeles.
Excerpt from - The Salt Lake Tribune, Wednesday, December 25, 1946
Ogden City Cemetery