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1958 - SEVEN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH.


1958 - SEVEN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH.

Hannibal, Mo. (AP) - A head-on highway collision during pounding rain took seven lives Friday, including four children.

The victims were in a car that was crumpled by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 36. The dead were members of two Kansas families.

The bigger vehicle scraped over the top of the car, pinning six occupants. One child was flipped free but died instantly. It took nearly an hour to entangle the wreckage.

The dead:
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ROGERS, 55.
DAISY, 48, his wife.
DEBBIE ROGERS, 7.
ALICE CAMPBELL, 14, of Parsons, Kan.
MRS. MARGERY SEIBEL, 26.
RODNEY, 3, her son.
ANITA, 6, her daughter, of Valley Center, Kan.
RODNEY was thrown clear but died instantly as did the others except for MARY ALICE, a daughter of MRS. ROGERS by another marriage. She died while volunteers attempted to free her.

The tractor-trailer driver, THOMAS SHORT, 26, of Brighton, Ill., said ROGERS' car swerved into his lane after going out of control.

 

Morning Herald

Hagerstown, Maryland



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