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Hermiston, OR Auto And Bus Collision, May 1949

THREE INDIANS IN AUTO KILLED IN CRASH WITH BUS.

Herminton, Ore., May 4. - (AP) - Three men were mangled to death in their automobile and 15 bus passengers and the driver were injured yesterday in a collision on Highway 30 near here.
The three victims were identified as members of the Umatilla and Nez Perce Indian tribes. None of the bus passengers was injured critically, although six riders and the driver were held overnight at a hospital.
State police reported the bus driver, OLIVER TAYLOR, Beaverton, Ore., had to be cut from his seat with a gas torch. He suffered fractures of both legs.
Victims in the car were identified as:
WILLIAM ELK, 40, of the Umatilla Tribe.
DAVID HALFMOON, 30, driver, of the Umatilla Tribe.
SAM J. PABLO, 42, a Nez Perce of Kooskia, Idaho.

News-Review Roseburg Oregon 1949-05-04



article | by Dr. Radut