Smithfield, NC Soul Group In Accident, Jan 1970

BILLY STEAWART

FOUR OF ROCK GROUP KILLED IN AUTO MISHAP.

Smithfield, N.C. (UPI) - Four members of the "Soul Kings," a rock group, including singer BILLY STEWART, were killed in a single car accident on Interstate 95 near here Saturday while they were on their way to a nightclub engagement in Columbia, S.C.
STEWART, 32, of Washington, D.C.; NORMAN P. RICH, 39, of Washington, D.C.; WILLIAM CATHEY, 32, of Charlotte, N.C., and RICO HIGHTOWER, 22, of Newark, N.J. were killed when their car crashed into a bridge abutment and plunged into the Neuse River.

Lebanon Daily News Pennsylvania 1970-01-19