Manor, TX Three Car Auto Collision, Oct 1951
FORMER ODESSANS KILLED IN CRASH TAKING 6 LIVES.
GEN. KNICKERBOCKER, WIFE DIE IN ACCIDENT INVOLVING THREE CARS.
By Associated Press.
Six persons, including a former Odessa couple, Brig. Gen. and MRS. ARTHUR R. KNICKERBOCKER, were killed and three others injured early Sunday in a three-way crash about five miles east of Manor, Tex., on State Hwy. 20.
The tragedy came as an aftermath of Saturday night's Texas A. & M. - Oklahoma football game at College Station.
Texas Highway patrolmen identified the dead as KNICKERBOCKER, 55;
his wife, about 45;
MR. and MRS. WAYNE D. TINER, of San Antonio;
MARION HENRY VOIGHT, 37, of Austin;
and LEONA VOIGHT SCOTT, 30, also of Austin.
MRS. RUBY L. BENIGHT, 42, of Austin;
NANCY KNICKENBOCKER, 17, daughter of Gen. and Mrs. Knickerbocker;
and SUSAN LANE TINER, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Tiner. More were believed seriously hurt.
Investigating officers said a car with the VOIGHTS and MRS. BENIGHT apparently tried to pass the car containing the KNICKERBOCKERS and TINERS. The officers said the VOIGHT car collided with an oncoming truck and the truck crashed into the KNICKERBOCKER car.
Truck driver Sylvester Jackson, Jr., Manor, was uninjured.
Knickerbocker was Texas adjutant general under former Gov. Coke Stevenson, who was in office from 1941 to 1947.
A longtime resident of Odessa, Knickerbocker was confirmed adjutant general Marcy 4, 1943. In private life in Odessa, Knickerbocker was head of the Knickerbocker Construction Co. He was active in civic affairs here and was also a major in the Texas defense guard.
Odessa American Texas 1951-10-08