Case Number: 3185

Coles, Mrs. May. 24 yrs. run down and instantly killed at Clark St. & Chicago Ave. May 18, by auto driven by Norman H. Cruger who was arrested and held by Coroner 5/24. 38 Pct. No bill by June G.Jury.


Date of Offense May 18, 1912
Date of Death March 26, 1912
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Clark & Chicago Ave
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Type of Death Accident
Description Car accident
Total Number of Victims 1
Type of Accident Automobile accident


Name Coles, Mrs. May
Age 24 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Cruger, Norman H.
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White


Precinct 38
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 24-May-12
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision May 24, 1912
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision June 15, 1912
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder