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Obituaries - Thomas A. SARGENT

The Rushville Times, November 16, 1961
    Thomas A. Sargent, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Sargent, former residents of Rushville who since 1953 have made their home in Macomb, was one of
three young men of the latter city who were killed Saturday about 11:30 p.m.  when their car, traveling at a high rate of speed left the Blandinsville-Tennessee
blacktop road in McDonough County.
    Sargent, along with Carl D. Williams, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ozro Williams of Macomb, were instantly killed. Dale L. Dilts, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Dilts, was fatally injured and died about three hours later in McDonough district hospital without gaining consciousness. State police reported that the southbound
car, owned by Dilts, veered off the highway into a drainage ditch on the east side of the road, tore up a section of fence, rolled sideways then somersautled end over
end, clipping a utility pole 14 feet above the ground. All three of the young men were thrown from the car, the body of one being found 150 feet beyond the
wrecked automobile.

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