Pensacola, FL Auto And Truck Collision, Jan 1959


Pensacola, Fla. (AP) - A Navy vehicle tore into a truck loaded with frozen orange juice Wednesday. Six young enlisted men were killed. Three others were injured.
The Navy men were riding in a carryall - similar to a station wagon - which collided with the truck at an intersection about 12 miles west of Pensacola.
State Trooper G. L. Hill said the carryall ran a stop sign on a secondary road. The truck driver, Robert Albaugh, 30, Lynnwood, Calif., was not hurt.
The Navy said the nine men were members of a work party which was returning from Barin Field, near Foley, Ala., to their station at Whiting Field, near Pensacola. Barin, recently deactivated, and Whiting are auxiliaries of the Pensacola Naval Air Station.
The driver of the Navy vehicle was killed. He was RICHARD A. SAAH, 20, son of Joseph George Saah, of Silver Spring, Md.
The Navy listed the other dead as WILLIAM M. HAMMOND, 18, son of William Hammond, Floral Park, Long Island, N.Y.; MICHAEL G. McMAHON, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. McMahon, Madison, Wis.; FREDERICK E. BATES, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bates, Pasadina, Md.; DARCEY C. PARELLA, 18, son of Lucille Parella, Cambridge, Md.; and THOMAS J. RAGSDALE, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ragsdale, Gas City, Ind.
The injured were identified as THOMAS E. HATLEY, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hatley, St. Louis, Mo.; CHARLES I. TRENT, 19, son of Elizabeth Trent, Kansas City, Mo.; and CHESTER B. SULENSKI, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sulenski, Natrona, Pa.

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