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February 23, 2022



Feb. 24, 1972

A traffic accident at 4219 Hwy. 20 sent Everett Taylor to the hospital and left three trucks in considerable damage. When Taylor entered the highway from the Gateway Cafe drive, he collided with an eastbound truck, which then slammed into a third truck parked in front of the cafe, knocking it sideways almost eight feet.

Barricade parking logs were thrown against the building, and the two trucks stopped with bumpers against the corner of the building. Three men standing in the impact area had run off to get clear of the incoming vehicles. Cafe owner Naomi Babcock, who’s in t...



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