Elmore, OH Auto And Truck Crash, July 1963
CRASH KILLS TEN PERSONS.
STATION WAGON CRASHES HEAD-ON INTO TRUCK IN OHIO.
United Press International.
Toledo, Ohio - An outing to a drive-in movie ended in violent death Wednesday night when ten persons, including eight young children, were killed in the worst traffic mishap in the memory of highway patrolmen.
The dead were identified as FELIX CAMPOS, 41, of Florida City, Fla.; his wife, CATHERINA; and their children, JOSEPH, about 10, ROSS, about 16, DAVID, about 8, and TERESA, about 5; and GUADELOUPE
CHICO, 6; his brothers, RAOUL, 13, and JAIME, 7, and sister, MARIA.
The CHICOS were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Camilo Chico.
The CHICOS and CAMOS were migrant farm workers employed by Emil Webert of near Elmore. A neighbor, Clayton Magsig, said the two families just arrived at Webert's farm this week.
A station wagon containing the victims was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer on a straight stretch of Ohio 51 about 10 miles southeast of here and five miles north of Elmore, when it slammed head-on into another tractor-trailer operated by Charles Strong, 38, of Swanton, Ohio.
Strong was released after treatment for minor injuries at a hospital here.
MR. and MRS. CAMPOS and their daughter MARIA, were pronounced dead at the scene. The others were dead on arrival at St. Charles Hospital except for GUADELOUPE CHICO, who died 25 minutes after he was admitted, and TERESA CAMPOS, who died several hours later of head and other injuries.
The Daily Chronicle DeKalb Illinois 1963-08-01