LOGAN, Iowa -- Bob Allen, an acclaimed trapshooter, was killed Wednesday when his car plunged off a bridge, law enforcement officials said. He was 84.
His wife, Sari, also died in the one-car accident.
Mr. Allen's accomplishments included two world all-around trapshooting championships, a victory with the US team in the Match of Nations in Monte Carlo in 1951; 72 championships in 12 states; victories in Cuba, Mexico, Portugal, France, Italy and Mozambique; and 15 victories at the annual Grand American competition at Vandalia, Ohio.
He started Bob Allen Sportswear in Des Moines in 1946 with $40,000 he won in a shooting championship in France. The company is now a division of Boyt Harness Co. of Osceola.