GASTON CHEVROLET KILLED IN RACE The New York Times November 26, 1920 SARLES WINNER OF CONTEST Dead Driver Is Found to Be Winner of 1920 Auto Speed Championship. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25. - Gaston Chevrolet, famous automobile racing driver, and Lyall Jolls, mechanician for Eddie O'Donnell, were killed today when Chevrolet's and O'Donnell's machines crashed together on the Los Angeles Speedway at the east end of the grand stand near the close of the 250-mile race for the 1920 championship with its title of "Speed King of the Year." O'Donnell was so seriously injured that it was at first reported that he was killed. His skull was fractured and both arms were broken and little hope was held that he could recover. John Bresnahan, Chevrolet's mechanician, was seriously injured. Chevrolet, it developed, had won the national championship for 1920 on a point basis, Roscoe Sarles, winner of the race today, being far behind. The accident occurred while Chevrolet, O'Donnell and Joe Thomas were fighting to make up the half dozen laps they were behind the leaders at the 150 lap point. The three cars were bunched on the east turn. According to persons grouped about this turn, Chevrolet turned to pass Thomas, who was on the inside of the bowl, and his car struck that of O'Donnell, who was on the outside. O'Donnell's car turned and plunged down the incline and Chevrolet's, apparently out of control, shot to the top of the track, tore out 20 feet of fence and then rolled down the incline, falling on top of the wreckage beneath which O'Donnell and Jolls were pinned. Chevrolet's point total for the season in the championship competition was 1030, acquired previous to today's race. Milton, who did not finish today, had 930, with other competitors as follows: Murphy, 885; Ralph De Palma, 605; Sarles, 540; Thomas, 351; Mulford, 350; Hearne, 345; Ira Vail, 140; O'Donnell, 110. Mulford and Vail were not entered in the race today. De Palma was entered but did not start.