Faulkton, S.D., July 3 (AP)—Merlin Thompson, 30, who farms near here, was killed yesterday [July 2, 1954] when he was crushed between the box and frame of a truck.
The mishap occurred on the William Hutchinson Sr. farm. Thompson and Hutchinson farmed together.
Thompson had apparently been working on the truck hoist, Faulk County Sheriff Les Karas said, when the mechanism slipped, allowing the box to drop. He was dead when he was found by Hutchinson about noon yesterday.