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Perengeli boy killed by auto; street is dark
Publication
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Nov 1918, p. 1, column 2
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A poorly lighted street intersection in the heart of Wilmette's business district caused the death of little Michael Perengeli last Monday evening when he was crushed by an automobile at Central and West Railroad avenues and instantly killed. A coroner's jury Tuesday recommended better lighting at the busy corner as a safeguard against other possible accidents. The Perengeli boy, according to testimony at the inquest, slipped and fell under a heavy touring car driven at a slow rate of speed by Arthur Ehrhardt, chauffer for Mrs. C. G. Burmeister who, with four women friends, were occupants of the machine. The automobile was traveling north in West Railroad avenue. The little Perengeli boy was approaching the street intersection in Central avenue. He was not noticed in the darkness by the driver of the car. The boy fell between the right front and rear wheels of the machine and was crushed to death under the rear wheel. Police carried the body to a local undertaking establishment where the inquest was conducted. The chauffeur was held and released later in the evening. John Perengeli, father of the boy, is the proprietor of a confectionery at Central avenue and Electric place.


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Perengeli boy killed by auto; street is dark; John Perengeli, proprietor of confectionary at Central Avenue and Electric Place; Son, Michael, in fatal accident

Date of Publication
21 Nov 1918
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Perengeli, John ; Perengeli, Michael ; Ehrhardt, Arthur' Burmeister, C. G. Mrs.
Local identifier
Wilmette.News.87023
Language of Item
English
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Perengeli boy killed by auto; street is dark