Kaysville, UT Auto Crashes Into Truck, Feb 1952


Kaysville, Utah, (UP) - Seven Utah residents, including an Ogden bride and groom who had been married only 16 hours, were killed early Sunday when their old car piled into a freight trailer on a curve in the highway near Kaysville.
It was the worst toll in Utah history to result from an accident to a single passenger car. Highway patrolmen blamed excess speed - witnesses estimated the car was traveling at more than 75 miles an hour - during a snowstorm.
MARTIN EDWIN GREEN, 22, Ogden, and NELLIE JUNE WILSON, 16, formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho, were married at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Green home. With five other members of their families and friends, they went to Salt Lake City for a post-wedding celebration.
As they returned toward Ogden they sped around a curve on the southern outskirts of Kaysville, midway between Salt Lake City and Ogden, at 4:55 a.m.
The driver, RALPH EDWARD GREEN, 37, of Ogden, lost control. The 1938 Pontiac sedan skidded and smashed into the trailer of a truck driven by John T. Walker, 36, of Ogden. Walker was unhurt.
The seven occupants of the sedan were instantly killed.
In addition to the GREEN brothers and MARTIN GREEN'S bride, the victims were: MRS. EDNA HANSON WILSON, 40, formerly of Blackfoot and Idaho Falls; MRS. WILMA PHYLLIS HANSON CHRISTENSON, 38, of Ogden, the bride's aunt; CHARLES WADSWORTH, 38, of Ogden; and MRS. LULA LARENE SHARPLESS, 33, Clearfield, Utah.

LaGrande Observer Oregon 1952-02-18