Wilmington, NC Head On Collision Kills Six, May 1958
MARINES KILLED IN COLLISION ON U.S. 421 NEAR WILMINGTON.
Wilmington, N.C., May 25. (AP) - A carload of Camp Lejune Marines collided head-on with another automobile near here last night, killing six persons and injuring five others, four critically.
Officers said the accident demolished both vehicles on U. S. 421 between here and Carolina Beach.
Every available ambulance in this coastal area was used to take the dead and dying to a Wilmington hospital.
The dead were identified as:
Cpl. JAMES E. MORRIS, 24, driver of the Marines car;
JOHNNY GERALD TURNAGE, 39, of Wilmington, driver of the other automobile;
GRACEY BOWEN, 19, of Delco;
MEROY ROBERT DOZIER, of Wilmington;
DAVID JAMES FREEMAN, 34, of Rt. 1, Delco;
and ANNELL FOGLE, of Delco.
All the dead and injured were Negroes.
EVELYN FOGLE, 18, of Delco, critical;
Pfc. ETHON CALVIN COBB, 24, critical;
Pfc. JOSEPHUS PAGE, critical;
Pfc. CLARENCE E. FIELDS, critical;
and Cpl. JAMES E. JOHNSON, 19, fair condition.
Home addresses were listed for JOHNSON as Lanham, Md., and for PAGE, Philadelphia.
Kansas City Times Missouri 1958-05-26