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Trooper killed by drunken driver in 1955

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DUNLAP (KWWL) -- State trooper Ralph F. Garthwaite was killed by a drunken driver on July 2, 1955.  Garthwaite was driving his patrol car north toward Dunlap about two miles north of Woodbine on Highway 30 at the time of the crash.

While crossing a 24 foot bridge, his car was hit by another vehicle moving south.  Garthwaite died from injuries in the crash.  The other driver was found to be intoxicated.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo
Online Source: Iowa State Patrol Division

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