Salome, AZ Automobile Collision, Jun 1948


Salome, June 17. (AP) - A head-on collision of two automobiles and a resulting fire killed for persons eight miles east of here today.
Three others were injured.
Two of the victims were burned to death. The two others were killed by the terrific impact.
The state highway patrol identified the dead as:
MRS. H. A. LANE, 39, Phoenix.
ADRIS SULLIVAN, 19, Los Angeles.
SANDRA SULLIVAN, 7, Los Angeles.
The injured:
MRS. MICHAEL SULLIVAN, Los Angeles, mother of the two girls, burns, cuts and bruises.
HARRY HAYNIE, 26, San Ysidro, Calif., fractured leg, cuts and bruises.
JERRY LANE, 17, Phoenix, son of MRS. LANE, cuts and bruises.
The injured were taken to the community hospital at Wickenburg. The bodies of the dead were removed to a mortuary there.
State Highway Patrolman Hobart Smith said HAYNIE, driver of the car in which the SULLIVANS were riding, told him the collision occurred when he turned out to pass a car.
HAYNIE was traveling west. The car in which the Phoenicians were riding was headed east.
The SULLIVAN girls burned to death while lying beside the flaming wreckage of the car. They apparently were sprayed by burning gasoline.
The accident was investigated by Patrolman John Lubicich. Patrolman Smith talked with HAYNIE in the hospital.

Tucson Daily Citizen Arizona 1948-06-17