Jerry Don Frye
BOY, FIVE, CRUSHED TO DEATH BY TRUCK
Jerry Don Frye is Victim of Carrier - Three Others Injured
Fourteen persons have been killed in traffic
accidents in Chattanooga this year, as compared with 11 deaths for the
corresponding period of 1945. The combined city-county total for this year
Jerry Don Frye, 5 1/2 year old son of Mrs. M. Herman Goggin of 3537 Dodson Avenue, East Chattanooga, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of a heavily loaded gasoline tank truck almost directly in front of his home yesterday morning at 11:10 o'clock.
The little boy was one of five persons killed or injured in city-county traffic accidents yesterday.
The Frye child was struck by the tank truck, reported by police as owned by the Standard Oil Company, while crossing Dodson Avenue. His mother said she had sent him across the highway to deliver a letter to a passing postman.
Having handed the letter over, the boy began crossing from the east to the west side of the street and was run over by the south bound truck, which police said was loaded with 3,000 gallons of gasoline.
The truck driver, Roy P. Brookman, 50, of 809
Poindexter Avenue, was booked on charges of manslaughter and reckless driving.
Taken to the Newell Sanitarium in a Page Hancock ambulance, the accident victim was pronounced dead upon arrival. The accident was probed by Captain Ed Ricketts and patrolmen R. T. Bell and S. E. Walston.
The child is survived by his father, Paul A. Frye, Chattanooga; mother, Mrs. Nola Goggins; stepfather, Herman Goggins; half-sister, Joyce Ann Goggins, Chattanooga; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Shields and Mr. and Mrs. John Frye, Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Woodland Park Baptist Church, the Reverend E. L. Williams officiating.
Burial will be in Bartlebaugh Cemetery.
Note: Jerry Don Frye born 12/20/1940 and died 8/23/1946.
Submitted by Susan Kendall