Death at Zanesville

My original comments about these articles appear below in italics. Research by Dr. Elsa Nystrom has forced me to reconsider my views on the September 9, 1903, Zanesville accident involving Carl Fisher. When I researched the incident four years ago, I found evidence (in the form of articles attached here) that despite what was reported in the biographies about Carl Fisher, it was Earl Kiser at the wheel of the Mohawk racer that plunged into a group of spectators. Now Elsa has discovered additional articles indicating that it was indeed Carl Fisher. Given that different sources contradict each other, I can't draw any conclusions at this point. I will continue to keep my eyes open for additional information. Take the time to read the old copy below as it describes other relevant circumstances.
"I have always regarded this article as significant for anyone researching Carl Fisher. This concerns a tragic accident that occurred at the Zanesville County Fair horse track on September 9, 1903. Fisher and his racing partner Earl Kiser were racing a pair of Mohawk Cycle Company cars in a match race event. Kiser ended up crashing through a wood fence and injuring several people, some fatally. Among the dead was a security guard by the name of John Gooden. This article is significant because several second-hand accounts of this race indicate that it was Fisher in the car that struck the spectators. It was not, as Kiser was at the wheel. An accident of this magnitude no doubt could shape a person's thinking for the rest of his or her life, and certainly, its impact could have been greater for Fisher had he been behind the wheel. Kiser was injured but would recover. However, he was destined to suffer career-ending injuries two years later when an accident at the Glenville track in Cleveland forced the amputation of one of his legs."
Other Zanesville content elsewhere on First Super Speedway can be found through the links below.

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