Accidental Death in American Fork ~ 5 Apr 1919

Samuel Waychaster, Gustavious Kelley and Wesley Phillips spent 5 April 1919 getting drunk.  While walking north on Merchant Street near 100 North in American Fork, Utah, Waychaster pulled a pistol from his trousers and began firing it into the air.  Unfortunately for him, he pulled the trigger a little too soon on the fourth shot because the barrel was still pointed at his head.

He laid dying on the ground after the 2 a.m. discharge while his friends lay passed out in an alcoholic stupor rather than offering him any assistance.  Yet, another demonstration of the false wisdom of choosing to imbibe in alcohol.

Samuel Waychaster accidental death

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