"The ... Sheriff’s Office says (he) was driving a 1936 Ford eastbound on 190th Street when the vehicle left the road and several times, ejecting (him). (The probable "rolled" was dropped.)
A '36? Like this?
Or more on this order?
To a child of the '50s.these things were the cat's meow, and we -- a few of us, not including me due to insolvency -- stuffed them with the damnedest monster engines imaginable. No one in my circle ever actually saw it, but there were reports that someone in our area had crammed a LaSalle V-12 into chopped and channeled tail- dragger version. If true, he was king of the drive-in picture show.
Anyway, I'm sorry it killed you, Sir. But some in your generation would have saluted the cool and classic manner of your demise.