Bronson, FL Two Car Crash Kills Five, Aug 1957


Bronson (AP) - Five persons, including three members of a Tampa family, died yesterday in a 2-car collision on a wet stretch of U.S. 19 near Lebanon Station.
Sheriff J. W. Turner said CARL BRASWELL'S car apparently skidded in the rain, spun around and was hit broadside by a car driven by O. R. BEMBRY, 54, a motel operator at Fannin Springs.
BRASWELL, a Tampa dairy worker his wife LOUISE, their son LARRY, 1, and their nephew KENNETH BRASWELL, 5; and BEMBRY were killed.
BEMBRY'S 4-year-old daughter BETTY was taken to Gainesville Hospital where her condition was listed as serious.
Lebanon Station is in a sparsely settled area along the Gulf Coast about midway between Tampa and Tallahassee and 60 miles southwest of Gainesville.

Fort Pierce News Florida 1957-08-12