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Michael Dutton Douglas

Deceased Person from United States of America

Michael Dutton Douglas (November 16, 1945 – November 6, 1963) was the 17-year-old former friend of Laura Welch (later First Lady Laura Bush) who was killed when Welch, also 17, failed to stop at a stop sign while driving and broadsided his vehicle. Welch was not ticketed or charged in connection with the collision. Douglas and Welch were students together at Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas. Douglas has been described as an active athlete, physically attractive, and intelligent. He was nominated as the school's most popular male student while a junior, an honor typically awarded only to graduating high school seniors. By some accounts, he had been Welch's boyfriend at one time. In May 2000, a two-page police report detailing the fatal crash was made public. The report revealed that on November 6, 1963, Welch was driving her Chevrolet Impala sedan with one passenger (Judy Dykes, also 17). It was a clear Wednesday night, shortly after 8 p.m., when Welch entered the intersection of State Highway 349 and Farm to Market Road 868 (now Loop 250) (at 32°02′37″N 102°05′07″W / 32.04362300°N 102.08530400°W / 32.04362300; -102.08530400). Welch failed to observe the intersection's  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1945-11-16
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1963-11-06
Cause of death
Traffic collision

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