Daytona Beach, FL Truck And Two Autos, Sep 1951
7 FLORIDIANS DIE IN AUTO CRASHES.
SIX IN ONE FAMILY KILLED AT DAYTONA.
By the Associated Press.
Seven Floridians - six in one family - were killed Saturday as the Labor Day holiday began taking its toll on the nation's highways.
Near Daytona Beach, six members of a Miami family died in a crash involving a truck and two automobiles, on a curve of U. S. Highway No. 1 south of the city.
Florida Highway Patrolman Jim Threadgill said Nathan J. Driggers of Allendale, the truck driver, was being held on a reckless driving charge pending an inquest.
Threadgill estimated the truck's speed at 50 to 60 miles an hour just before the vehicle sideswiped one machine, then veered across the highway into the car carrying those who died.
The first car, only slightly damaged, was driven by Maurice Solen, also of Miami. Riding with him was Mrs. Rose Cantor, about 65, grandmother of the children killed in the crash.
The dead were identified by the patrolman as:
HERMAN CANTOR, 38;
his wife, CYMIE, 35;
their son, CHARLES, 7;
MRS. JUNE CANTOR, 31;
and her two sons, MAYNARD, 7, and GEROME, 2 1/2.
JERRY CANTOR, four-year-old son of MR. and MRS. HERMAN CANTOR, was critically injured.
Treadgill said Driggers' injuries were minor. Mrs. Rose Cantor, the grandmother, was suffering from shock.
The CANTOR family was returning home from a vacation trip.
Herman operated a wholesale candy and tobacco business in Miami with his two brothers, Edward and Saul, who left immediately to come here.
Panama City News-Herald Florida 1951-09-02