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 - LaBelle Man Dies After Auto Wreck Roy Batton,...
LaBelle Man Dies After Auto Wreck Roy Batton, 35, of LaBelle died Tuesday night at the Lee Memorial Memorial hospital after being injured in an automobile wreck Sunday on state highway 25 at Fort Thompson, Thompson, two miles east of LaBelle. Two other occupants of the '37 Ford sedan, Al Manning, driver, and Lee Williams escaped with slight injuries. State Patrolman R. K. Hamrick. investigator, placed the men under arrest charged with drunkenness. Manning also was charged with driving without without a driver's license. The three men said that they were going to Tampa from Belleglade, which they gave as their residence. Sheriff Bill Maddox said that Manning apparently lost control of the car and it plunged into the highway ditch. Dr. C. E. Weaver, who attended Batton before he was taken to the hospital said that he appeared to be paralyzed from the waist down and that he suffered possible internal injuries. Judge R. M. Harris fined Manning Manning $50 for "driving drunk" and $10 or ten clays for driving without without a driver's permit. Williams drew a fine of $20 or 30 days. Both are in jail. Sheriff Maddox notified state Attorney Clyde Wilson Wilson and further action is pending pending his decision.

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  2. 16 Mar 1944, Thu,
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