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Monday August 21, 1972

Two-Cycle Wreck Kills Dillon Boy

Dillon---a Dillon boy was killed here Saturday in a head-on collision between a mini-bike and motorbike. Dillon Coroner R J Rogers said Michael Lee Herring, 11, died of internal injuries when he was traveling on a county dirt road about eight miles east of Dillon on his minibike. He was rounding a curve when a motorbike driven by Michael Jessie Miller, 13, hit him head-on. Miller received minor injuries and was released from St Eugene Community Hospital. The accident is still under investigation and no inquest is planned at this time, Rogers said. A son of Mr and Mrs Woodrow Herring, he was a 4th grade student at Lake View Elementary School. Services will be today at 3pm in Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Surviving are his parents.

Transcribed and contributed by Carolyn Klear, 27 Aug 2002.

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