Ralph Garthwaite #218
July 2, 1955

At 5:40 p.m on July 2, 1955, Patrolman Ralph Garthwaite was driving north bound heading for Dunlap and was approximately two miles north of Woodbine on Highway 30. While crossing a 24-foot bridge, the drivers side front fender of his patrol car collided with an oncoming vehicle traveling southbound. The driver of the other vehicle was found to be intoxicated. This accident caused fatal injuries to Garthwaite.