Pittsboro, NC Head On Collision Kills Five, Jul 1959

FIVE PERSONS ARE KILLED IN HEADON CRASH.

Pittsboro, N.C. (UPI) - Five persons were killed and two others injured near here Sunday night when a car apparently blew a tire and swerved head-on into a carload of sailors.
Killed in the crash were:
HARRY F. ERWIN, 43, Pittsboro, N.C.;
EDGAR DONALD WATERS, 27, Greenwood, S.C.;
and LARRY A. WILSON, 18;
JOHN R. PIGG, 19, and;
TOM W. HOLLIFIELD, 19, all of Charlotte, N.C.
Highway Patrol Sgt. Victor Aldridge said the sailors were returning to the Norfolk, Va., naval base from weekend leave when the mishap occurred.
He said that the left-front tire of ERWIN'S car apparently blew out. ERWIN was traveling alone.

The Oshkosh Northwestern Wisconsin 1959-07-27