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Charles Eli Curell

Posted 2018-09-13 by Pat R
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
Tuesday, February 23, 1971, p. 18

Cycle rider dies in crash

A Black Canyon City man was killed yesterday when the drive chain on his motorcycle broke and the machine went out of control, the Department of Public Safety reported.

Patrolmen said Charles Eli Curell, 55, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Investigators said Curell was riding his motorcycle northbound on the Black Canyon Highway, 2 miles north of Happy Valley Road, when the drive chain snapped.

The chain wrapped around the rear wheel sprocket, locking the wheel and throwing Curell to the pavement.
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Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
Wednesday, February 24, 1971, p. 8-D

Services for Charles Eli Curell, 55, a supervisor the past 17 years for the Hermetic Refrigeration Co. of Phoenix, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. Seventh St. Burial will be in Black Canyon Cemetery.

Mr. Curell was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday. Born in North Branch, Mich., he came to Phoenix 24 years ago from Detroit and had lived the past year in Black Canyon City.

Survivors include his wife, Vinabelle; four sons, Charles of Tucson, George and James, both of Phoenix, and Robert of Black Canyon City; two daughters, Shirley and Maribelle Curell, both of Black Canyon City; three brothers and a sister out of state, and eight grandchildren.

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