Dothan, AL Auto And Truck Crash, Dec 1957

IDENTIFY FIVE MISSISSIPPIANS KILLED IN CRASH.

Dothan, Ala. (AP) - The Highway Patrol has identified the five Mississippians who were killed in a car-truck crash on a hill near here yesterday.
A sixth passenger in the automobile was still unconscious at a Dothan hospital early today and was said to be in critical condition.
The dead were identified by the patrol as:
WESLEY H. OUZTS, 30, of near Greenville, Miss.;
MRS. BETTY H. BOWLES, 34, Middleton;
LYLE THREET, 12;
LESTER PERCY BOWLES, 7;
and JIMMY CLAYTON BOWLES, 2, all of Ackerman, Miss. The patrol said the THREET children were MRS. BOWLES' by a previous marriage.
The injured boy was identified by hospital authorities as J. E. THREET, about 10, of Ackerman. He received a broken leg and a skull fracture in the accident, the patrol report said.
The car crashed into an oncoming truck while the driver, MRS. BOWLES, was attempting to pass another auto in a no-passing zone, reported highway patrolmen M. S. Vickery and Claude Prier. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 84, two miles east of Dothan.
The occupants of the truck were said to be slightly injured. They were identified as the driver, BENJAMIN L. GOODWIN, 23, of Fort Worth, Tex., and JOHN H. RAND of Dallas, Tex., who was asleep in the relief bunk on the refrigerator truck.

Monroe News-Star Louisiana 1957-12-05