Azusa, CA Two Car Collision, Jan 1954
SEVEN KILLED, THREE INJURED IN CALIFORNIA AUTO SMASHUP.
Azusa, Calif. (AP) - Seven persons were killed and three critically injured yesterday when a car carrying six young people collided with an oncoming car on U.S. Highway 66 just east of here.
Deputies said the car carrying four girls and two boys returning from a high school dance apparently crossed the center line at high speed, overturned and struck an oncoming car, killing that driver instantly and critically injuring three passengers.
HARLAN L. LAMB, 20, driver of one car;
K. ROGER FRECHETTE, 22;
DORY McNIEL, 16;
PEGGY WERMES, 17;
and WILMA ELAINE BURIAN, 18, all of Azusa;
EMMA JO BRATTON, 18, of Glendora;
M. M. CAULLAY, 52, of Pasadena, driver of the other car.
Critically injured in CAULLAY'S car were his wife, MARION, 50; MRS. JEANIE WHITE, 60; and ELIZABETH ROSSING, 63, both of Pasadena.
Daily Times-News Burlington North Carolina 1954-01-18