Woodland, CA Head On Auto Collision, Nov 1965


Woodland (AP) - Seven people were killed - including four members of a Shasta County family and three San Franciscans - in a head-on collision of two cars Monday night.
Highway patrolmen said the wreck, worst in Yolo County in 18 years, left just one survivor - a 4-year-old boy whose parents and infant sister and brother died.
Reported in satisfactory condition in Yolo General Hospital was THOMAS FULLER, JR.
His father, THOMAS FULLER, 21; mother DENISE, 20; sister LAURA, 1 1/2; and brother ROBERT, 2 1/2, were among the victims.
Killed in the second car were HERSCHEL BAKER, 57, the driver; WILLIS J. SIMPSON, 49, and GARY I. POOL, age unknown, all of San Francisco.
Officers said they believed MRS. FULLER was behind the wheel of the family car when the collision occurred on Interstate 505, about three miles north of Madison and 75 miles northeast of San Francisco.
The FULLER family was believed en route from Anderson to a new home in Martinez. The car was hauling a trailer loaded with household items.
The impact drove the steering wheel of one car into the back seat, officers said. Furniture and household goods were scattered over a wide area.
Authorities said the accident was the county's worst since a farm labor truck went off a bridge in 1947, killing 12 persons.

The Times San Mateo California 1965-11-09