Case Number: 6230

Hebel, Wm. H. - Age 26 - Decedent and one Wlater Radejeski were killed while passengers in a north-bound Kedzie Ave. street car which was struck by an Indiana Harbor Belt Ry freight train at 49th St. The conductor, Charles Dewick and the Towerman, Charles Pioch were held by the Coroner 4/10/24 for Manslaughter. 13 Dist. Oct. No Bill on each.


Date of Offense February 5, 1924
Date of Death February 5, 1924
Address Kedzie ave and 49th st.
Type of Location Vehicle
Location Description in a north-bound Kedzie ave. Streetcar at 49th st.
Type of Death Accident
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 2
Location in a north-bound Kedzie ave. Streetcar at 49th st.
Type of Accident Other accident


Name Hebel, Wm. H.
Age 26 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity German


Name Dewick, Charles
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Railroad worker, metal/iron worker, machinist


Precinct 8
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision April 10, 1924
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision October 15, 1924
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder