The following November 20, 1924, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 5:
M. Herrington Killed Tuesday
FALLS FROM TRUCK AND FRACTURES SKULL. DIES IN HOSPITAL.
Michael Herrington was killed in Hammond about 5:30 Tuesday night. He had gone to Chicago with Fred Bade with a load of cattle and they were on their way home and were coming down Sheffield Avenue in Hammond. According to Bade's first story, Herrington got out of the truck when he pulled up to the curb. According to the story, Herrington got out of the truck on the left hand side and was walking in the street when another car came along and struck him. But when the police arrived they investigated and found one of the fenders on Bade's car bent and the hub cap off his wheel laid beside the truck. A man by the name of Arthur Arena of Hammond said Bade passed him a few minutes before the accident occurred and that he saw no car or truck following them that would be liable to have struck Harrington.
After the accident happened an ambulance was called and Harrington was taken to the hospital, but after examining him it was soon found that nothing could be done, and he died a short time after reaching the hospital. His skull was fractured and the lower part of his body showed where the truck had passed over him.
As we go to press we learn that the inquest has been postponed until Saturday and that the deputy corner in Hammond has ordered that Bade be held until after the inquest without bond. An effort is being made to have Coroner Evans release Bade.
The remains of Mr. Harrington were brought to Lowell last evening on the milk train. As we go to press no funeral arrangements had been made.