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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Steven Loveless, 24, of 2060 Glass road NE, was burned to death in a fiery one-car crash on old Highway 30 Sunday night.

Dr. Joseph Galles, assistant county medical examiner, said identification of the victim was made by study of dental records.

The Iowa highway patrol said the accident happened at 10:10 p.m. five miles west of Mt. Vernon.

Loveless was westbound when he apparently lost control of his car while rounding a curve. Authorities said the vehicle went into the north ditch, struck a farm driveway, and was hurled through the air, coming to rest on its top, trapping the driver inside. The vehicle then burst into flames.

Steven Michael Loveless was born March 15, 1952, and had lived all his life in Cedar Rapids. He had served in the submarine service of the United States Navy from 1970 until 1975, and was employed by Cherry-Burrell Corp. at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School in 1970, and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Cedar Rapids.

Survivors are his mother, Jean Loveless; his father. LeRoy, and stepmother. Beverly Loveless; two brothers, Terry and Douglas, and his grandmother, Mrs. Carl Jungjohann, all of Cedar Rapids.

Services: Turner Chapel West at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Don Martin of Grace Baptist Church in Marion.

Burial: Linwood.  Friends may register at Turner Chapel West. The casket will not be opened at any time.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 23, 1976


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