Azusa, CA Two Car Collision, Jan 1954

SEVEN KILLED, THREE INJURED IN CALIFORNIA AUTO SMASHUP.

Azusa, Calif. (AP) - Seven persons were killed and three critically injured yesterday when a car carrying six young people collided with an oncoming car on U.S. Highway 66 just east of here.
Deputies said the car carrying four girls and two boys returning from a high school dance apparently crossed the center line at high speed, overturned and struck an oncoming car, killing that driver instantly and critically injuring three passengers.
Killed were:
HARLAN L. LAMB, 20, driver of one car;
K. ROGER FRECHETTE, 22;
DORY McNIEL, 16;
PEGGY WERMES, 17;
and WILMA ELAINE BURIAN, 18, all of Azusa;
EMMA JO BRATTON, 18, of Glendora;
M. M. CAULLAY, 52, of Pasadena, driver of the other car.
Critically injured in CAULLAY'S car were his wife, MARION, 50; MRS. JEANIE WHITE, 60; and ELIZABETH ROSSING, 63, both of Pasadena.

Daily Times-News Burlington North Carolina 1954-01-18