Sterling City, TX Head On Crash Of Autos, Jul 1959
5 DIE, 10 HURT IN WEST TEXAS CRASH.
Sterling City, Tex., July 20 (AP) - Five persons were killed and 10 injured early today in a head-on crash of two cars on a straight, dry stretch of U.S. Highway 87, three miles south of here.
Four of the dead and eight of the injured were members of three Latin American families from Amarillo, who were en route home from Laredo.
In the other car were:
MR. and MRS. HARVEY GREEN KNIGHT of San Angelo;
and their grand-daughter, JUDY FAY McANGUS, 4, of Farmington, N.M., whom they were bringing home with them for a visit.
Killed were MRS. KNIGHT, 46; RICHARD GOMEZ, 11; SYLVIA GOMEZ, 8; GREGORY GOMEZ, 1; and FRANK BACA, 23.
Injured and taken to Shannon Hospital, San Angelo, were KNIGHT, 44, who suffered cuts, chest and possibly other injuries; his grand-daughter, ROSENDO JOSEPH HERNANDEZ, 17, the other driver; JOE GOMEZ, 3; LUPE GOMEZ, 10; FRANK GOMEZ, 13; DOLORES BACA, 20, wife of FRANK BACA, who was killed; LUPE BACA, 18; and RAYMOND BACA.
Ester Gomez, 30, mother of the three children killed and three others injured, was brought to Sterling County Hospital here.
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