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.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson