Norman, OK Automobile Collision, June 1938

FOUR KILLED IN COLLISION NEAR NORMAN.

TWO OTHERS INJURED CRITICALLY; DURANT, OKLAHOMA CITY PEOPLE INVOLVED.

Norman, June 14. -- (AP) -- Four persons were killed and two injured critically today in an automobile collision five miles south of Norman.
The dead:
ERNEST T. JOHNSON, 28, Oklahoma City.
MISS HOLLIE WOLSER, 25, also of Oklahoma City.
JESS EDWARD PORTER, 30, Durant.
HERBERT H. ARNOTT, also of Durant.
Critically injured:
VICTOR SIMPSON, broken back and shoulder.
LEWIS ROWLAND, head injury and broken leg, both of Durant.
Sheriff Ivan Kennedy of Cleveland County said the four men from Durant were driving toward Newton, Kas., to find work in the Kansas wheat fields.
He said SIMPSON, who remained conscious, told him he looked up and saw a car approaching from the north.
He told Sheriff Kennedy the driver apparently lost control of the car and it swerved into the path of the automobile in which he was riding, driven by ARNOTT.
Norman police said they understood the cars met head-on when one of them swerved into the other's path to pass a truck.

Ada Evening News Oklahoma 1938-06-14