Wellington, TX Two Car Crash Kills Six, Feb 1957
SIX PERSONS BURN TO DEATH IN CAR IN HIGHWAY CRASH.
Wellington, Tex. - (UP) - Six persons of a family of seven were burned to death in their flaming car Sunday after being struck from behind by another car.
All the dead were from Wellington. The were the parents, MR. and MRS. JACK SCOTT, and their children, DANNIE, seven, PAULA GAY, five, MARY ELLEN, three and STEVIE, nine, who died of burns several hours after the crash.
Another son, JACK, JR., was thrown clear of the wreckage and not seriously injured.
In the car that struck the SCOTT automobile were BLAYNE BRANUM, 38, of Lubbock, his wife and son, DUANE. None were seriously hurt.
Officers said the SCOTTS were driving slowly along U.S. 83 looking over their farmland when the BRANUM car struck them. The SCOTT car overturned and the gas tank exploded, enveloping the car in flames.
BRANUM, who said he didn't see the SCOTT car, got out and pulled STEVIE, out of the flames while JACK, SR., crawled out. He died later. The others were pinned in.
The Mexia Daily News Texas 1957-02-11