Jacksonville, FL Truck Overturns Kills Six, Sep 1961
TRUCK OVERTURNS, BURNS; 6 KILLED.
Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) -- Six persons, including four children, burned to death Sunday when a truck turned over on its side and burst into flames in downtown Jacksonville. Ten others, eight of them children, were taken to hospitals.
Only one of the 17 persons riding the stake bed truck escaped without serious burns.
Police Capt. R. A. Hurlbert said the truck slowly made a left turn in front of the Jacksonville railroad terminal and overturned. The fire flared up so quickly there was no chance for the victims to escape.
Hurlbert said the gasoline tank possibly was ignited by sparks as the truck skidded on its side.
The truck was made for dual wheels and had two wheels on the left rear but only one on the right. Hurlbert said this may have caused the accident.
Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1961-09-25