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Arlington, TN Car Accident, May 1950

Five Students Die In A Smashup
ARLINGTON, Tenn., May 8 - (AP) - Five Baylor university students were killed near here early today in a head-on smashup of their sedan and a trailer truck loaded with heavy materials.
The dead were tentatively identified as:
Jimmy Nelson, 22, Dallas, Tex.
Betty Pierson, 19, Waco, Texas
Jeannette Boyd, 20, Dallas
David Roy Figart, 20, Waco.
James Percival Langly, Jr., 23, Sacramento, Calif.
Langley's landlady, contacted at Waco, said the five students left there last Monday to go to Lexington, Ky., so Figart's family could meet Miss Pierson, his Fiancee.
The five bodies were taken to Memphis, 30 miles east of here.
[The Sedalia Democrat; Sedalia, Missouri; May 8, 1950]

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Five Baylor Students Are Killed In Crash
ARLINGTON, Tenn., May 8 (AP)
—Five- Baylor university students were killed near here early today when a car in which they were
returning to Texas crashed into a heavily loaded trailer truck.
The driver of the truck told officers the driver of the car appeared to have been dozing just before
the two vehicles rammed into each other.
The dead were: Jimmy Nelson, 22, Dallas; Betty Pierson, 19, Waco; Jeannette Boyd, 20, Dallas; David Roy Figart, 20, Waco; James Pereival Langley, ,Jr, Houston.
The bodies were taken to Memphis, 30 miles from here. The driver of the truck was Garland Waley, 29, of Houston.
"I saw the car about 200 yards away, inching over," Waley told officers. "I thought the driver was
lighting a cigarette. Then it nearly ran off the side of the road. About that time the driver apparently
woke up and swung back on the road. I hit my brakes at the same time."
The impact drove the engine of the car into the front seat. The speedometer was locked at 70. The truck was loaded with construction equipment.
Langley's landlady, contacted at Waco, said the students left Waco last Monday to go to Lexington,
Ky., so Figart's family could meet Miss Pierson, his fiance.
[The Morning Avalance; Lubbock, , Texas; May 9, 1950]

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Five From Baylor Killed In Wreck
Arlington, Tenn., May 8 - (AP) - Five Baylor University students were killed near here early today in the head-on smashup of their sedan and a trailer truck loaded with heavy materials.
the dead were tentatively identified as:
Jimmy Nelson, 22, of Dallas Texas; Betty Pierson 19, of Waco, Texas; Jeannette Boyd, 20 of Dallas; David Roy Figart, 20 of Waco; James Pereival Langley, Jr., 23 of Sacramento, Calif.
Langley's landlady, contacted at Waco, said the five students left here last Monday to go to Lexington, Ky., so Figart's family could meet Miss Pierson, his fiance.
The driver of teh truck was listed as Garland Waley, 29, of Houston, Texas. He escaped uninjured.
[The Northwest Arkansas Times; Fayetteville, , Arkansas; May 8, 1950]



article | by Dr. Radut