Konawa, OK Automobile Wreck, Aug 1938

KONAWA GIRL IS KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT.

SISTER IS CRITICALLY INJURED WHEN AUTO GOES OUT OF CONTROL.

BROKEN NECK FATAL.

TWO GIRLS WERE DAUGHTERS OF EUGENE DOUTHIT, KONAWA BANKER.

JANE DOUTHIT, three-year-old Konawa girl, was kiled almos instantly, and her six-year-old sister was critically injured Wednesday when an automobile crashed into a building on Konawa's Main Street.
At Valley View Hospital the older sister, JO, was reported in serious condition Thursday. She has a head injury that may be critical, and one foot is injured.
The two girls are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Douthit, of Konawa. Douthit is vice president of the First National Bank of Konawa.
Constable Jube Akins, who investigated the accident, said that DALE REYNOLDS, 14-year-old Konawa youth, was driver of the car which crashed into the two girls.
Akins said that REYNOLDS old him he was trying to dodge some children playing in the street and lost control of the car when he swerved to one side. The constable said the boy's mother was riding with him in the car.
The accident occurred about 6:30 Wednesday night. The two girls were standing outside of the bank where their father worked when the car leaped the curb and crashed into them.
Suffering a broken neck, the youngest child died on the way to the Ada hospital. The other girl is suffering fro critical cerebral injuries.
The REYNOLDS youth was questioned by officers but was not held.
Funeral arrangements are being made by a Konawa funeral home.

Ada Evening News Oklahoma 1938-08-11