Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, March 3, 1977


Automobile accidents claimed the lives of two young Flagler County people over the weekend and left a third in fair condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a car driven by Harry James DeNyse, 17, Palm Coast, went out of control on Clubhouse Drive Friday night, skidding 268 feet and hitting a concrete pole.

A passenger, Mary "Holly" Kreutz, 15, of 30 Fairview Lane, died in the crash. Another passenger, Paul Klinkenberg, 17, of 6 Casper Court in Palm Coast was seriously injured. As of Wednesday he was reported to be in fair condition at Bunnell General Hospital.

DeNyse, whose condition was described as good, was treated in the emergency room of the hospital and released.

Charges are pending until the investigation is completed, according to the FHP Trooper J.C. Pfeiffer is in charge of the accident investigation and G.C. Thomas is handling the homicide investigation. .

In a separate incident, Lynnea Samuelson of Painter's Hill died Saturday night following a single car crash on State Road 15 south of Dunn's Creek. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Miss Samuelson's vehicle went out of control as it traveled south on the road, going off the west shoulder. The car struck a utility pole and several small trees.

The incident is still under investigation by J. A. Johns of the FHP, with R.W. Strickler in charge of the homicide investigation.

Funeral services for Miss Samuelson were held Tuesday at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach. Services for Miss Kreutz were held in the same church on Wednesday.


Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, March 3, 1977

Lynnea Michelle Samuelson, 19, Painters Hill, died Saturday evening from injuries sustained in an automobile accident between San Mateo and Palatka.

Born in Miami, she moved to Flagler Beach four years ago from there. She was a 1975 graduate of Flagler Palm Cost High School, where she was a flag girl, member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and she received a summer academic scholarship to DBCC in 1974. She was employed as a secretary with East Coast Abstract Co., Flagler Beach. She was a member of Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church.

Survivors include here parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A Samuelson, Flagler Beach, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith Vensmore, Flagler Beach; one sister, Lisa Samuelson, Palatka; two brothers, John, Hialeah; and Eric, Flagler Beach.

Memorial funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas Cody officiating.

A memorial fund has been set up in her name. Contributions may be sent to P.O. Box 336, Flagler Beach, 32036.

Craig Funeral Home, Bunnell, was in charge of arrangements.