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Courtesy of Mariah Allen

Courier-Times New Castle, Indiana Dec. 18, 1950

Driver Killed in Dunreith Collision

Rams into back of parked truck dies at once.

Knightstown-Henry County's 17th traffic Fatality of 1950 was placed on the records early today with the fatal injury of a New Castle Man in a collision at the west edge of Dunreith.

Rolland E. Leisure, 43 of 2004 S 14th St, was killed about 2 am when his east bound car struck the back end of a parked truck in Dunreith.

Leisure was a Chrysler employee.

State trooper Eugene Short of Knightstown investigated the accident. How Leisure happened to strick the big vehicle parked at the side of the highway along US-40 is not known. He was alone at the time of the accident.

Survivors include the father, Dora Leisure of Knightstown three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Wright and Mrs. Margaret Ewing of New Castle, Mrs. Opal Beck of Hagerstown, six brothers Hugh of Indianapolis, Tyrus of Lewisville, Hal of Knightstown, Robert of Lewisville, Ross of Muncie and Ora of the merchant marine, several aunts and uncles.

The body was taken to the Butcher-Bentley Funeral home in Knightstown where friends may call after 9:15 am Tuesday. Funeral will be held there Wednesday at 1:30 pm by Rev. Richard Derby Jr Christian minister. Burial will be in the Glencove Cemetery.

News Republican Henry County Indiana p4 c 7

Rites Today for Dunreith crash victim

Rolland Leisure killed Monday morning

Funeral services will be held 1:30 pm today in the Butcher-Bentley Mortuary at Knightstown for Rolland E. Leisure 43 2004 S 14th St, who was killed early Monday morning when his automobile struck the rear of a parked truck at the West edge of Dunreith on US 40. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Leisure a Chrysler empoyee was alone at the time of the collision and State Trooper Eugene Short of Knightstown who investigated said it was impossible to ascertain why Leisure car happened to hit a parked vehicle. The driver of the truck was asleep in the cab at the time of the crash. It was Henry County's 17th traffic fatality this year.