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Scotty Dahl (1884-1963)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Monday, August 5, 1963

One Dead
Another Critical
In Hospital

    One person is dead and anther is critically injured folling a motor vehicle accident nat Porter Creek Saturday night.

    Dead is Mrs. Jenny Woodruff, about 75, who lives about 5 miles north of where the accident occurred. The driver was her son, Hayden, who has been charged with driving while being intoxicated, RCMP said today.

    Still in critical condition Whitehorse General Hospital Scottie Dahl, about 77 years.

    Police said the vehicle overturned in the ditch at about 7:40 p.m. Six persons were in the vehicle when the accident occurred but none of the others were injured.

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, August 8, 1963

Inquest Remanded
For Autopsy

    An inquest into the death of two persons last Saturday night has been remanded until an autopsy is completed on one of the bodies.

    Mrs. Jenny Woodruff, about 75, and Scottie Dahl, 77, died when a pick-up truck in which they were occupants overturned in a roadside ditch about three miles north of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway, RCMP said.

    The driver of the vehicle was Hayden Woodruff who is son of the deceased woman. Police said he has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

    Mr. Woodruff was instantly killed by the crash but Dahl did not die until Monday afternoon in Whitehorse General Hospital. The autopsy is being done on his body.

    Mr. Dahl is listed at Scotty Dahl on the 1963 Voters List, so that is the spelling we have used. He was listed as Retired, mailing address General Delivery, Whitehorse. The crash received no further reports - Scotty Dahl was buried in what is now the Pioneer Cemetery but it's not known what happened to Jenny Woodruff's body, or what happened to Hayden Woodruff.