Port Arthur, TX Head On Collision, July 1955

5 DIE IN AUTO CRASH.

Port Arthur, Tex., July 31 - (AP) - Five persons were killed and a sixth critically injured last night when two cars crashed head-on on State Highway 87 about 10 miles south of here.
The dead were identified as:
JOHN HICKS, 44, a seaman from Anniston, Ala.;
ROY SHERMAN JOHNSON, 45, Nitro, W. Va.;
his son, AVID JOHNSON, 16, also of Nitro;
EMORY OWEN MORRIS, 45, of Nederland, Tex.;
his daughter, JEANNETTE MORRIS, 15, of Nederland.
Officers said the cars met on a straight stretch of the highway. HICKS was driving alone in his car. The other victims were returning from a fishing party on the Gulf of Mexico, about 15 miles from the scene of the wreck.

Bridgeport Telegram Connecticut 1955-08-01