Hopefully the death certificate will have the info you're looking for. It's a shame there wasn't an obit. If he was killed in an accident there would be something in the paper about it especially if it happened locally. Normally when people extract info for obituary indexes such things are not included. An ancestor of mine was killed in a wagon accident in 1851. There was no death notice or obituary for him. There was, however, a long article about the accident on the first page.