Zebulon, NC Head On Auto-Truck Collision, Mar 1951

SEVEN DEAD IN HEAD-ON COLLISION.

Raleigh, March 2. - (AP) - A head-on car-truck collision on Highway 64 late last night killed seven persons, six Wake County youths and a Raleigh piano salesman. There were no survivors.
Investigating highway Patrolman Corporal O. W. Dean said high speed evidently was a factor in causing the accident. Dean said the speedometer needle on the car, a 1951 Ford, was stuck at 90 miles per hour. The truck, owned by the Maus Piano Company of Raleigh, had driven partially off its side of the road just before the moment of impact, according to police.
The wreck occurred about one mile east of Zebulon, near the Nash County line, 21 miles east of here.
The victims were identified by the patrol as HAROLD RAY HINTON, 21, of Clayton, owner of the car; S. E. ROSE of Raleigh, 35, driver of the truck, and the following, all of Wendell:
LUTHER C. HASWELL, 20.
JIMMY DEAN WIGGS, 19.
J. O. ALLEN, 18.
BILLY RHODES, 19.
WYNDELL LEWIS, 20.
Dean said that although HINTON owned the car, he is not certain whether the youth was driving at the time of the accident.

The High Point Enterprise North Carolina 1951-03-02