Winslow, AZ Two Car Collision Kills Six, Mar 1957

6 CALIFORNIANS DIE IN ARIZONA HIGHWAY CRASH.

Winslow, Ariz. (AP) - Six California tourists - four from Sacramento, two from Ventura - were killed yesterday when their cars slammed together on a transcontinental highway in the predawn darkness.
Arizona highway patrolman Carl Back reported that one car, driven by VERNON CHARLES RICHINS, 38, of 4340 65th St., Sacramento, Calif., wandered over to the wrong side of Highway 66 about five miles east of this northern Arizona town.
RICHINS' westbound car and one driven eastbound by FREDDIE LEON MORGAN, 20, of Ventura, Calif., collided.
Highway patrolmen assumed RICHINS had dozed at the wheel. Both vehicles were demolished.
MORGAN and RICHINS were killed. The highway patrolmen identified these others as the victims:
In the RICHINS car; MRS. MONTIE LOUISE RICHINS, 38; ORVILLE LEE WHITEHEAD, 30, and MRS. OLIVER ELLINGSWORTH, all of Sacramento.
MRS. ELLINGSWORTH'S 47-year-old husband, the only survivor of the wreck, was listed as in serious condition in a Winslow hospital.
Riding with MORGAN and also killed was FREDERICK B. JEWELL, 43. of Ventura.

The San Bernardino County Sun California 1957-03-31