Naples, FL Car Plunges Into Canal, Oct 1957
SEVEN DROWN AS CAR GOES INTO FLORIDA CANAL.
Naples, Fla. (AP) - A car plunged into a canal beside the Naples-Miami Road early Sunday and all seven of its occupants drowned.
A Negro dance band known as the House Rockers was returning in two cars to Miami after a playing date Saturday night in Fort Myers. One of the cars went off the side, drowning three men and three women, all members of the band and the 8-month-old son of one of the victims.
Police said the car's driver apparently dozed at the wheel.
The victims, all of Miami, were:
HERBERT BLATCH, 30;
MRS. BARBARA JEAN BLATCH, 33;
MARY LOUISE CAMPBELL, 21;
her son, HUGH MACK;
VILA LEE, 21;
KENNETH SIMMONS, 33;
and BEN WILLIAMS, 28.
Santa Cruz Sentinel California 1957-10-21