Mansfield, OH Automobile And Truck Crash, Jul 1950
6 DIE IN CRASH OF AUTO, TRUCK.
ENTIRE CLEVELAND FAMILY WIPED OUT.
Mansfield, Ohio - Five members of a Cleveland family and a related East Cleveland woman were killed today in an auto-truck collision south of Mansfield.
The dead were identified as:
HERMAN R. TURNER, 47.
His wife, LAURA TURNER.
Their children, BARBARA, 14; JOYCE, 11; and ROBERT, 5.
Mrs. Turner's sister, MISS GRACE WILLIAMS, 55, of East Cleveland.
The accident occurred two miles south of Lexington, Ohio, on U.S. Route 42 when a steel-laden tractor-trailer outfit driven by Gradon Hinshaw, 42, of Avon Lake, Ohio, allegedly sideswiped the TURNER car.
Witnesses reported the car then hurtled into a ditch and toppled over. MRS. TURNER was thrown through the windshield of the car. The others were trapped inside the vehicle and burned to death when its gas tank apparently exploded.
Daily Times New Philadelphia Ohio 1950-07-15