Port Royal, VA Bus And Camper Crash, June 1966


Port Royal, Va. (AP) -- A Greyhound bus with servicemen heading north on pass and a pickup camper with a Pennsylvania family heading south collided on a curve near here Friday.
Five persons died, including the drivers of the two vehicles, and 11 others were injured. The bus was en route to Baltimore.
Debris from the camper was scattered for 75 yards along the lonely stretch of U.S. 17 about 10 miles south of this northeastern Virginia community.
State police identified the dead in the pickup camper as:
PAUL C. CRUM, 34, of New Castle, Pa.
PATTY CRUM, about 10, of the same address.
MARY KALMINAR, about 50, address unknown.
Officer said CRUM was driving.
Victims aboard the bus were:
The operator, ROBERT MILTON BLAINE, of Norfolk, Va.
DOUGLAS J. JOSUE, a serviceman from Malaya stationed aboard the USS Forrestal.

Cumberland Evening Times Maryland 1966-06-11