Houston, TX Car Fleeing Police Crashes, Nov 1956
CAR FLEEING COPS CRASHES AND KILLS FIVE.
Houston (AP) - The toll of an automobile crash involving a stolen car being chased by police rose to five yesterday with the deaths of two more persons.
The crash occurred late Saturday night when the stolen car collided head-on with a Cadillac in which two Silshee couples were returning home from a football game.
The victims in the Cadillac were:
F. R. MULLINS, 38;
ELLIOTT McDONALD, 38;
and MISS ALICE RELEFORD, 30.
Police identified the victims in the stolen car as JOHNNIE M. PHILLIPS, 17, and EDWARD WOODS, about 25, both of Houston.
MISS RELEFORD and WOODS died in hospitals yesterday. The other three were killed instantly in the crash.
The fourth passenger in the Cadillac, MRS. MULLINS, 37, was critically injured.
Police said a third man in the stolen car, HIRAM WEST WILLIAMS, JR., 23, of Woodville had been charged with carrying a pistol. He suffered a hip injury, but hospital attendants said his condition was not serious.
The men in the stolen car were engaged in a running gun battle at speeds up to 110 miles an hour with officers. A number of shots had been fired, but no one was struck. The highway crash occurred when the stolen car, swerving to avoid a road block that had been set up, hit a shoulder, careened back across the highway and struck the MULLINS car head on.
Ogden Standard Examiner Utah 1956-11-26