Kingston, PA Head On Crash Kills Nine, Nov 1946
NINE PERSONS DEAD IN HEAD-ON CRASH.
(By The United Press)
Kingston, Pa., Nov. 4 - State police counted nine dead today in a head-on collision described as one of the worst highway accidents ever recorded in Pennsylvania.
Included among the victims were a 20-year-old mother and her baby which Luzerne County Coroner Lewis S. Reese said "was born and died at the scene of the accident."
Burst Into Flames.
The accident occurred yesterday about nine miles west of here. State police said the cars rolled over several times after the crash and then burst into flames, killing eight of their nine occupants instantly and burning their bodies beyond recognition.
The ninth victim, CHESTER MOYER, 21, of Kingston, father of the infant victim, died several hours later in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital.
Police said six of the victims were riding in one car, while the others, GLEN HILBERT, 21, Beaumont, Pa., and his companion, RICHARD DENNON, 19, Anderson, Pa., were returning from a farmers' dance in their coupe.
Dr. Reese said the shock of the collision caused MRS. CHESTER MOYER to give birth to her baby two months prematurely.
The other victims were GILBERT VAN KIRK, 23, Forty Fort, Pa., an American Army Sergeant home on furlough; GEORGE JONES, 21, Kingston; MISS FRANCES LAVETTE, 18, also of Kingston, and MISS JANE LAVELLE, 17, of Scranton.
Lubbock Evening Journal Texas 1946-11-04