Rosalia, KS Two Car Collision Kills Seven, June 1965


Rosalia, Kan. (AP) - Seven persons, including five members of a Lincoln, Illinois, family, died Friday night in a two-car collision during a heavy rainstorm five miles east of this south central Kansas community.
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the dead in one car as LYLE EDWARD JACKSON of Lincoln; his wife, BONNIE, 25; and two sons, MARK, 2; and MIKE, 4 1/2; and a nephew, ARTHUR PROPST, 6.
The mother of Mrs. Jackson, MRS. VIVIAN PROPST, also of Lincoln, was injured as was the driver of the other car, DR. HALBURT L. DEWELL, 33, of Eureka, Kan., and his wife, JOYCE, 33. Two children of DR. and MRS. DEWELL, SCOTT, 10; and KRISTA ANN, 1, were killed.

One Critical.
DR. DEWELL was reported in critical condition at an El Dorado, Kan., hospital. MRS. DEWELL and MRS. PROPST were in serious condition.
The patrol said the JACKSON car was pulling a trailer and was eastbound on U.S. 54 when it skidded sideways and was struck at the door on the driver's side by the DEWELL car. The cars were ripped apart by the impact and most of the victims were thrown from the two vehicles.

The Salina Journal Kansas 1965-06-06