|BLAIR MAN KILLED AS CAR STRIKES BRIDGE|
STEVE ADAMS DIED WHILE ENROUTE TO WORK EARLY SATURDAY
Steven M. Adams, a resident of Kimberly Manor Apartments on West Nebraska Street, was killed early Saturday when his car ran off the pavement and rolled over several times in the ditch along the highway.
Adams was enroute to his work in Missouri Valley when the accident happened. This time was shortly after 6:00 a.m., the log of the Missouri Valley Rescue Squads shows that it received a call at 6:20 a.m. As the car approached a bridge about two miles east of the Missouri River, Adams somehow lost control. No one knows exactly what happened, but it has been surmised that fog which was hanging in the area, might have obscured his vision. Adams car struck the railing on one side of the bridge, went into a skid and struck the other railing, then rolled over several times before coming to rest.
An ambulance was called from Missouri Valley and he was reported dead on arrival at the Missouri Valley Hospital.
Adams was an engineer for the Chicago, Northwestern Railroad and he picked up his crew at Missouri Valley each day. He operated the engine which moved the big crane used in clearing up wrecks along the Northwestern's tracks.
The deceased was born at Blair on July 2, 1951, and was 23 years of age at the time of his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams of Blair.
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Shirley Adams and by two sisters and a brother. The sisters are Karen Adams, of Omaha and Rhonda Adams, of Blair. The brother is Mark Adams, also of Blair.
Funeral services were held at the Campbell Mortuary Monday afternoon with the Rev. Ray Phelps conducting the service. Burial was made in the Blair Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mickey Rouse, Pat Thompson, Curt Kaastad, Kim Triplett, Jim Sears and Bob Everhart.