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 Laura Meda <I>Butterfield</I> Johnson

Laura Meda Butterfield Johnson

Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 22 Aug 1954 (aged 59)
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 59049 · View Source
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Woman, 60,
Hit by Car;
Badly Hurt

LEHI — A 60-year-old Lehi woman, Laura Meda Johnson, suffered fractures of both legs and possible head injuries Wednesday night when she was struck by a car while walking across Highway 91 in Lehi.

At press time today, she was still unconscious and in critical condition at the American Fork hospital.

Lehi Police Officer Dean Welch said the accident occurred at 1:05 p.m. near the intersection of Seventh West and the state highway. Driver of the car which struck Mrs. Johnson was Georgia Lon Chinn, 49, of 442 Edith Ave., Salt Lake City. Officer Welch said it was dark when the accident occurred, and Mrs. Chinn swerved first to the left, then to the right in an effort to avoid hitting the pedestrian. Investigation of the accident is continuing.


Lehi Woman Dies
Of Auto Injuries

58-year-old Lehi woman, Mrs. Laura Meda Johnson, died here yesterday, the 122nd Utah traffic victim during 1954.

Mrs. Johnson was injured Wednesday night at Lehi when struck by an auto driven by Georgia Lon Chinn, 49, Salt Lake City. Officers said the driver swerved twice in efforts to avoid striking Mrs. Johnson as she walked across U.S. highway 91.

She died without regaining, consciousness after her skull and both legs were fractured.

Ogden Standard-Examiner OGDEN, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23, 1954

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59049
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Meda Butterfield Johnson (27 Aug 1894–22 Aug 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59049, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .