Greenville, MS Two Car Collision, Mar 1970


A 16-year-old Eudora, Arkansas girl was killed and a young Greenville boy critically injured in a two-car collision Saturday night on Miss. 1 South near the Greenville Country Club.
The accident also injured six other persons.
Killed instantly in the accident was PATRICIA TRACY BELL, 16, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bell of Eudora.
MISS BELL was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by CHARLES BOYD, 22, of Eudora. BOYD'S vehicle was in a collision with a station wagon driven by MRS. JULIAN FONTANA, 36, Bonda Drive.
Highway patrolmen who investigated the accident, which occurred around 7 p.m. about a half mile south of Bowman Boulevard, did not release full details of the accident pending further investigation.
MRS. FONTANA, BOYD and four of the five FONTANA children riding with their mother at the time of the accident were admitted and treated for their injuries at General Hospital Saturday following the accident. All were taken to the hospital by Magnolia Ambulance Service ambulances.
A fifth FONTANA child, MICHAEL, around 6 years old, was taken by a state helicopter to University Hospital in Jackson where his condition was described as critical late Saturday night.
Downing Funeral Home of Lake Village will have charge of arrangements for MISS BELL'S funeral.
Washington County Coroner Tommy Stallings said he held an inquest following the accident. The verdict was accidental death, Stallings said.

Delta Democrat-Times Greenville Mississippi 1970-03-15