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SCOTT, Theodore

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 18 December 1896

Wednesday evening Theodore Scott, a resident of Fountain county, left Crawfordsville in a buggy with his wife and child. Scott had been drinking, it is said, and was considerably under the influence of liquor. It was 3 o'clock when the long hill leading to the Yountsville bridge was reached and Scott urged his horse down the ugly incline at a
runaway gait. At the bottom of the hill Scott's buggy collided with another buggy in which were a colored man and woman. The smashup which resulted was a vicious one and Scott's vehicle was totally demolished.  The colored folks were badly banged up as were Mrs. Scott and child, all being thrown out on the roadside. Scott, the author of the accident, however, was the worst sufferer. He was thrown to the ground with terrific force and lay bleeding and unconscious when Mr. Fishero, of Alamo, who was near by when the accident occurred, drove up The injured man was loaded into Mr Fishero's vehicle and taken to Snyder's mill where Dr. W. P. Webb gave him medical attention. Scott's injuries were found to be of a frightful character and his death is expected.  

LATER—Scott died yesterday at 4 o'clock a.m. from his injuries He is the same man who engaged in the cutting affray with Charley Owens at Waynetown a few years ago. .. ---Transcribed by Kim H

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