Wylie, TX Auto Collision In "Drag Race" Apr 1958
FOUR TEENAGERS DIE IN COLLISION.
Wylie, Tex. (AP) - Four teenagers died late Friday in a highway collision ending what a patrolman described as a youthful drag race. Three others were injured.
State Highway Patrolman Jack Christian said two northbound cars passed a line of traffic on the wrong side of the road and one smashed head-on into a third vehicle. He said the other car, leading in the race, got back on its side of the road safely.
The crash occurred south of this north Texas town on State Highway 78.
Christian identified these dead:
JAMES ROLAND BAILEY, 19, Garland, Tex., driver of a northbound car.
ARTHUR PAUL MULKEY, 19, Dallas.
RAY LYNN ALLISON, 19, Dallas.
MATRICIA LAJUAN TANNER, 18, of Dallas.
At Baylor Hospital in Dallas, attendants listed these injured:
WILLIAM DALE DOUGLAS, 19, Dallas, driver of the southbound car.
GLENDA SUE DANDRIDGE, 17, Dallas.
DENNIS RAY BAILEY, 19, Garland.
The crash happened about 4:10 P.M. while DOUGLAS and his party were en route home from an outing at nearby Lake Lavon. In the car with him were MISS TANNER and ALLISON, both killed, and MISS. DANDRIDGE.
Christian said witnesses reported the BAILEY boys, whose relationship has not been determined, and MULKEY were racing another car. Officers had not determined the identity of the second driver in the drag race, the patrolman said.
The Montana Standard Butte 1958-04-05