Twelve Hours After Disproving Story of Accident, His Auto Upsets with Fatal Results
SALINAS, May 15- Twelve hours before he was crushed to death beneath his overturned automobile the rumor spread through this city that Percy Morse, a well known young seed grower, had been killed on the road between here and Watsonville. Late yesterday, just twelve hours after the rumor was circulated, Morse was found fatally crushed beneath his wrecked machine.
But in the meantime Morse had driven into town in his machine to disprove the rumor.
After circulating about for some time to show his friends that he was really alive he departed alone in the car for Watsonville, and a few hours later he was found dying underneath his machine, which was overturned near the road.
The tragic death of Morse, coupled with the strange rumor which preceded it, has caused much excitement here.