Lake City, FL Auto Crashes Into Truck, Feb 1937
SEVEN BURN TO DEATH IN CRASH.
AUTOMOBILE CRASHES INTO SLOW MOVING TRUCK - BLAZE RESULTS - PASSENGERS TRAPPED.
Lake City, Fla., Feb. 15. - Seven persons, including four members of the same family, were burned to death in a flaming automobile near here early yesterday after crashing into a slow-moving produce truck.
Four were identified as:
CLARENCE MAY, 39, farmer living between Moultrie and Adel, Ga.;
FLORA MAY, 28, his wife;
MARGARET MAY, 10, their daughter;
WILLIAM MAY, 6, their son.
The other three were identified tentatively as MRS. MAUDE FLOWERS, of Valdosta, Ga., and her two children.
Her husband, John Flowers, was being sought by relatives to confirm her identification.
The party, en route to Miami to visit Wylie Flowers, father of Mrs. May and father-in-law of Mrs. Flowers, were trapped in their sedan when it hit the produce truck, spattering them with flaming gasoline from the shattered fuel tank.
Identification was made by George Flowers, uncle of the two women and operator of a farm adjoining May's place.
The negro truck driver was held in Columbia County jail by a coroner's jury that viewed the charred wreckage on State Road 28, five miles south of Lake City.
Sheriff W. W. Davis said he was investigating a report the negro's truck was traveling without lights.
Statesville Record and Landmark North Carolina 1937-02-15