Urbana, MD Two Car Collision Kills Five, Nov 1957

CRASH KILLS 5 IN MARYLAND.

Frederick, Md., Nov. 9 (AP) - Five persons were killed instantly tonight in a two-car collision which mystified state police were unable to explain completely.
Dead were:
CHARLES E. NAYLOR, 23, of Buckeystown, driver and sole occupant of one car;
RALPH G. KANODE, SR., 55, driver of the second car;
his wife, MARGARET REBECCA, 51;
her mother, MRS. LILLIE VIRGINIA O'BRYAN, 74;
and MRS. KATHERINE E. LINTON, 50, all of Frederick.
State Trooper L. C. Clark, who investigated the accident with Trooper W. S. McAfee said the two cars collided just east of Urbana which is about six miles southeast of Frederick.
There were no witnesses to the accident, Clark said. From details the officers were able to piece together, Clark said NAYLOR'S car, westbound on Route 80 apparently at a high rate of speed, crossed over the center line of the highway and collided with the eastbound KANODE vehicle, which also apparently was speeding, Clark said.
The force of the impact "was terrific," the trooper added.
All five victims died of fractured skulls and multiple injuries and were dead on arrival at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Decatur Herald Illinois 1957-11-10