San Onofre, CA Head On Collision, Nov 1956
7 KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH.
San Onofre, Calif. (UP) - Seven persons, including five Marines from Camp Pendleton, were killed Saturday in a head-on crash of two cars on Highway U.S. 101 at the San Onofre overpass, 15 miles north of Oceanside.
The California Highway Patrol identified the dead as:
Marines MARLON J. HUGHES, 22, one of the drivers;
BILLY D. GRAY, 20;
DONALD LeBLANC, 21;
JOE S. DELAC, 23;
and JACK G. BOWLIN, 19.
Two civilians killed in the second car were identified as BERNIE HARRY DAVIS, 24, of 244 W. 71st St., Los Angeles, the driver;
and ARTHUR SHANKMAN, 24, of 2941 Allred St., Lakewood, Calif.
The highway patrol said the car driven by DAVIS was southbound. The car driven by HUGHES was traveling north at a high rate of speed and suddenly crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic at the overpass.
Both cars were thrown off the highway.
Daily Herald Provo Utah 1956-11-18