Danville, VA Auto Kills Two Girls Walking, Jul 1957

BOY DROPS ICE CREAM; TWO GIRLS KILLED.

Danville, Va. (AP) - Because a little boy dropped ice cream on his father, two little girls were killed and a third critically injured on U.S. 58 five miles east of here yesterday.
James H. Fallen, 27, Sutherland, told state police the car he was driving swerved off the highway when he looked down to brush away the ice cream dropped by his son, who was standing on the front seat.
The car struck three sisters, fatally injuring PATRICIA ANNE DILLARD, 9; and CYNTHIA LOUISE DILLARD, 7, Ringgold.
A 4-year-old sister was in critical condition in a Danville hospital.
Fallen was charged with manslaughter.

The Plain Speaker Hazleton Pennsylvania 1957-07-05