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 John Edwin Bertelson, Sr

John Edwin Bertelson, Sr

Birth
Sweden
Death 3 Sep 1945 (aged 64)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 08 109 3
Memorial ID 126361 · View Source
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Flaming Auto
Claims Two

TOOELE, Utah, Sept. 4 (AP)—Flaming death in a wrecked automobile took the lives of two Salt Lake City men, one the father of a police detective, as they returned from a fishing trip.

The men, John A. Nieman, 37, and John E. Bertelson, 64, with their clothing afire, jumped from the automobile after it pranged off a turn and rolled over five times 25 miles west of the Dugway proving grounds Saturday.

Both died in hospitals. Bertelson was the father of Earl Bertelson of the Salt Lake City police department.

Their deaths brought to 87 the fatalities toll from automobile accidents in. Utah this year.

Deputy Sheriff Milton Lee said he learned the men had a five gallon can of gasoline in the rear seat of their car. This apparently was ignited and scattered over the men's clothing.

Source-THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1945


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126361
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edwin Bertelson, Sr (10 Feb 1881–3 Sep 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126361, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .