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Auto vs. Motorcycle Crash Kills Joseph D. Pritchett in 1940

Joseph Daniel Pritchett was born 9 September 1917 at Juliette, Monroe County, Georgia. A week before his 23rd birthday, Joseph was killed. His skull was fractured in a motorcycle accident.

Macon Telegraph (Georgia)
Tuesday, 3 September 1940 [via GenealogyBank]
Auto - 'Cycle Crash Kills Upson Man
[Special to The Telegraph]
GRIFFIN, Sept. 2 -- Joseph Daniel Pritchett, 23, Thomaston, was killed instantly in a motorcycle-auto collision about a mile and a half north of here on the Atlanta highway about 5:45 p.m. today.

Pritchett was driving the motorcycle...which crashed into the side of a car...

...[B]oth vehicles were heading north and...the accident occurred when the car made a left turn into a filling station...

Pritchett had been accepted by the army as a recruit today and was en route to Fort Oglethorpe.

Macon Telegraph (Georgia)
Saturday, 7 September 1940 - pg. 2 [via GenealogyBank]

FORSYTH, Sept. 6 -- Joseph D. Pritchett, aged 22, was interred in the Forsyth cemetery Wednesday afternoon, following funeral services Wednesday morning at the Silvertown Baptist church.

...Young Pritchett, the son of Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Pritchett of Thomaston, was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle accident near Griffin.

Besides his parents he is survived by a small son...four sisters...two brothers...

Joseph's parents, James T. and Bessie Wilson Pritchett, were also later buried at Forsyth Cemetery in Monroe County, Georgia.


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