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San Rafael Independent
Monday, June 20, 1932
Frank H. Lasey Killed By Train in Mill Valley
Frank Howard Lasey, former city engineer of Mill Valley and civil engineer, was instantly killed last Saturday afternoon whgen he drove his automobile in the path of a Sausalito bound Northwestern Pacific electric train. The accident occurred at the Locust Ave. crossing, and although there is no wig-wag signal there, the view of the track is said to be unobstructed.
Lasey was dragged 250 feet by the train, and it was necessary to call on the Mill Valley Fire Department to extricate the body from the wreckage. Howard Lasey, a son, and engineer for the fire department, was on the truck which responded to the call and he collapsed when he learned that the accident victim was his father. Another grim feature of the tragedy was that Willie Ritcher, engineer of the train which killed Lasey, was one of his oldest friends.
Lasey is survived by his widow, Mrs. Matilda Lasey, and 3 sons: Charles A., Colin T. and Howard Lasey, of Mill Valley; a brother, Fred Lasey, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Osthoil, both of San Francisco. He was a native of West Point, Calif., aged 64 years.
Funeral services were held this morning in Mill Valley. Interment was private.
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