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State Archives of Florida
Wreck of Frank Croker racing car - the first Daytona Beach racing fatality
Original photo by Burr McIntosh, copy by LeSesne.
This wreck occurred on January 21, 1905 during a timed trial run by amateur racer Frank Croker of New York. Croker was heading north on the beach between Daytona and Ormond in his 75 horsepower S&M Simplex racer when he encountered one of the Hotel Ormond's motorcycle chairs being driven by hotel employee Newton Stanley. Croker swerved sharply to miss the slower-moving vehicle but glanced off one side of it, breaking off one of the machine's pedals and sending both vehicles into the surf. Stanley suffered a broken leg. Croker's chauffeur and mechanic, Alexander Raoul, was thrown from Croker's car and killed instantly. Croker sustained multiple fractures and died the following morning.
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Chicago Manual of Style
McIntosh, Burr. Wreck of Frank Croker racing car - the first Daytona Beach racing fatality. 1905. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/150006>, accessed 20 September 2021.
McIntosh, Burr. Wreck of Frank Croker racing car - the first Daytona Beach racing fatality. 1905. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/150006>.
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(State Archives of Florida/McIntosh)