Hanover, PA Auto Crashes Into Utility Pole, Jul 1957


Hanover, Pa. (AP) - Two teen age boys were killed and eight other boys and girls were injured last night in the crash of their automobile into a utility pole.
The victims were ALBERT EUGENE SHAEFER, 16, Westminster, Route 4, Md., and WILLIAM ROBERT WHITE, 15, Greenmount, Route 1, Md.
The wreck occurred about 10:30 p.m. on the Hanover - Baltimore Highway about five miles south of Hanover.
SHAEFER died in Hanover Hospital shortly after the crash. WHITE succumbed at 2:15 a.m. Both their skulls were fractured.
Four of those injured were admitted to Hanover Hospital and were reported in satisfactory condition. The other four were treated for minor hurts and discharged.
State Police said the car failed to make a curve, hit a utility pole, rolled over three times in a distance of 120 feet and smashed into another pole. The auto was flattened by the impact.
The teenagers had been to a carnival at Hampstead, Md., and were en route back to Hanover at the time of the crackup.
Those admitted to the hospital were:
RITA LUTTER, 16, of nearby McSherrystown, Pa.;
PHYLLIS DELL, 16, Hanover;
EVERETT C. YOUNG, 16, Reisterstown, Md.;
and MICHA WHITCOMB, 17, Owings Mills, Md.
Those treated for minor injuries and discharged were BOBBY SIMON, 18, near Reisterstown; PATRICIA ZINN, 14, Hanover; JANET BORTNER, 18, Hanover; and BARBARA SMITH, 18, Hanover.

Lebanon Daily News Pennsylvania 1957-08-01