Greenville, AL Auto Plunges Into Creek, Jan 1939

7 PERISH IN AUTO PLUNGE.

ONLY ONE OF AN ALABAMA FAMILY ESCAPES WHEN CAR GOES IN CREEK.

Greenville, Ala., Jan. 2 - (AP) - Authorities today studied the cause of an accident which brought death to seven members of the WILLIAM SEXTON family when their automobile plunged into Little Pigeon Creek near here while they were en-route to have New Year's Day dinner with relatives.
Only one of the occupants of the automobile escaped when it swerved off a narrow, un-railed bridge nine miles east of here yesterday and plummeted 20 feet, end over end, into 22 feet of water.
He was KENDRICK THOMAS, 27, employee of a Greenville lumber firm, who was driving the family to Honoraville for what was to have been a happy reunion of three generations of the Sexton family.
The dead:
WILLIAM SEXTON, 55.
MRS. WILLIAM SEXTON, 54.
MRS. KENDRICK THOMAS, 25, their daughter.
EMMETT RAY SEXTON, 15, a son.
MISS GUSSIE SEXTON, 23, a daughter.
SARAH DAVISON, 13, a grand-daughter.
BRUCE CREWS, 4, a grandson.

The Lincoln Star Nebraska 1939-01-02