WOMAN OF 68, HIT BY COUPE, IS KILLED.
Mrs. Virginia Asbury Is Run Down Within 100 Yards of Home.
Mrs. Virginia Asbury, 68 years old, a native of Kansas City, was struck by an automobile and fatally injured within less than 100 yards of her home at 302 Westport avenue just after 6 o'clock last evening. She died within the hour.
The car, an electric coupe, was driven by James C. Letter, 17 years old, a son of George A. Letter, vice president of the George R. Peck Dry Goods Company. After striking Mrs. Asbury the car skidded along the pavement for fully twenty-five feet.
Young Letter was arrested by the police of No. 5 station, but after an interview with Captain D. J. Whalen was released on a personal bond.
Mrs. Asbury's injuries consisted of a fracture at the base of her skull, severe scalp wounds and a shattered right ankle.
Mrs. Asbury is survived by her husband, Foster Asbury; her daughter, Mrs. Agnest Doerschuk, wife of Albert Doerschuk, a druggist at Westport avenue and Penn street, and three sisters and four brothers. She was born in Jackson county, was a niece of the late Colonel Upton Hays and a great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone.