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Alva B. Grant

The Globe-Democrat of this morning tell of the death of 
Alva Grant in a motor accident in that city.
Mr. Grant is the son of Wm. Grant of Bluford, and he is 
survived by his father, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Moore, at 
Bluford.  He was 30 years old.
The body will be brought to Mt. Vernon and burial will be 
had at Hopewell, the funeral depending on the time of the 
arrival of the body here.
The Globe-Democrat published the following story of the 
Alva Grant, 30, a truck driver for the W. F. Callahun 
Construction Company, was killed at 2 o'clock yesterday 
afternoon when the light truck he was driving along Grand 
Drive near the Jefferson Memorial in Forest Park collided 
with a loaded 5-ton truck of the Arrow Coal and Hauling Company, 
driven by Angelo Pretto, 19 of 6049 Arthur avenue.
Grant was thrown in the roadway and a rear wheel of Pretto's 
truck crushed his head.  Police have no ascertained where Grant 
lived and whether he had relatives.  The body was taken to the 
------- --- - -----. According to Pretto, Grand had driven close 
to the curb of the drive to allow his heave machine to pass when 
the left front wheel struck a rut, throwing the truck directly 
in the path of Pretto's machine.  The drive at the point has been 
partially torn up for repairs.  
Pretto was held for the Coroner's inquest.  The Callahun 
Construction Company, by which Grant was employed, is the firm 
heading the River des Peres sewer project.  Grant was returning 
to the --- --- delivering a load of materials at the ------ 
company's activities in the park.

Date: 9-18-1929
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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