From the front page of The High Point Enterprise Saturday, October 4, 1913

Headline: A. W. Hughes of Thomasville Killed By Auto Accident


Mr. Alonzo W. Hughes, a leading citizen of Thomasville, met death this morning about 11:30 in an auto accident when driving a Ford touring car. It turned over with him, crushing his skull, almost instant death resulting.
Mr. Hughes had entered an auto race -- racing against time. He was using his own car, a four-passenger Ford car touring (sic), when the car became in some way unmanageable. It swerved out of its regular course, and in trying to right the car, it struck a sandy place in the road and turned over. A singular feature of the accident is the car turned over twice, righting itself.

Mr. Hughes located in Thomasville about 4 years ago and was one of the most prominent and successful citizens. He was at the head of Hughes-Peace Lumber Co. He was also a member of the city council. The accident occurred in view of thousands of people who went to Thomasville to celebrate Everybody's Day. Mr Hughes would have won the race.
The accident occurred just as he was passing under the flag. The accident happened near the Methodist parsonage.

Copy of clipping furnished 1-17-01 by Jeri Chilcutt