27 July - Killed by Tardiness
Today’s story, short and sad, is best retold in full from the original source.
“While running to school yesterday afternoon, fearing the would be tardy, Levena Nelson, 6 years old, 1830 South Albany avenue, was killed by an automobile truck owned by the Northern Mosaic Tile company, 2101 South Kenzie avenue. She was run down at Ogden avenue and South Troy street. Herman Van Sand, 60 North Troy street, driver of the truck, is being held until the inquest.”
From the Chicago Tribune, 27 February 1917. Source.