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James Larry Noles
January 22, 1955 - December 30, 1973

James Larry Noles, 19, of Buena Vista, was dead on arrival at Carroll County General Hospital, last Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. Noles was the driver of a 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Hollow Rock - West port Road. The vehicle went into a skid on wet pavement and ran off the road striking a tree stump in the yard of Billy Norwood, just three miles outside of Westport, Highway Patrol Officer Lester Waugh stated. Other Passengers in the vehicle were, Clarance Noles,25, of Bruceton , and Darrell G. Hester, 23, of Buena Vista. Both Hester and James Noles were trapped in the car and had to wait for cutting tools to arrive before they could be removed. The vehicle struck the stump on the driver's side. The force drove the frame and body in, approximately 4-1/2 feet, bending the auto into a U-shape. Both passengers, Hester and Noles, were taken to Carroll County General Hospital, and then transferred to Jackson Madison County General Hospital , where they have been listed in fair condition