Folsom, CA Three Car Fiery Crash, Sep 1956


Folsom (AP) - Six persons were killed Saturday night in a fiery three-car crash on U.S. 50 five miles east of Folsom.
Highway patrolman Robert Stueber said the accident occurred when a passing car, going 90 miles an hour, sideswiped the automobile it was overtaking, then crash into a car from the other direction.

Cars Catch Fire.
The cars that crashed caught fire. Their occupants were the only fatalities. They were:
JACK R. HOGGATT, 21, Sacramento Junior College student;
WILLIAM PRICE, 41, and his wife, GRETEL, 39, of Sacramento;
GEORGE TIDWELL, 27, and his wife, JOYCE, of San Francisco;
JAMES DAVIS, 25, Sacramento Junior College student.
HOGGATT, at the wheel, and DAVIS were in the car attempting to pass one driven by Wallace Reed of Orangevale, who was uninjured when sideswiped. PRICE was driving the other car.
Grass caught fire and burned about 25 acres before the Folsom Fire Department put it out.

San Bernardino County Sun California 1956-09-17