Homestead, FL Automobiles Head-On Crash, Aug 1958


Homestead, Fla. (AP) - Seven persons were killed Saturday in a head-on collision of two automobiles on busy U.S. 1. It was Dade County's worst wreck this year.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a car carrying a Forth Worth, Tex., father and son and a U.S. Sailor southward crossed the highway center and collided with one in which three men and a woman, all negroes, were riding.
The Highway Patrol said the dead in one car were CHESTER ROY ANDERSON, 47, of 178 Carleton St., and his son, CHESTER LYA ANDERSON, 18, of 2320 Loving Ave., both of Fort Worth; and a sailor whom the vacationists evidently knew or had picked up as a hitch-hiker.
The sailor's identity was not at once disclosed.
Several bodies had to be pried out of the wreckage. The car carrying the Negroes was knocked into a roadside ditch. The wreck of the other blocked normal traffic for two hours.

News Tribune Fort Pierce Florida 1958-08-24