Avilla, IN Two Automobile Collision, Sep 1958
TWO-CAR CRASH KILLS 5 UPSTATE.
AUBURN MAN, WIFE AND 3 BOYS VICTIMS.
Kendallville, Ind., Sept. 21. - (AP) - Five persons were killed in a two-car collision on Ind. 9, three miles east of Avilla at the DeKalb-Noble County Line tonight. Their deaths raised Indiana's weekend total to 15.
The victims were identified as:
GLENN E. NICOLAI, 58 years old, Auburn;
his wife, FLOSSIE, 58;
and their grandson, TOM BULLOCK, 9;
TEDDY C. BOWER, 18, Rome City;
and his brother, ANDREW, 16.
State police said a car driven by TEDDY BOWER passed another auto on the crest of a hill and crashed into the NICOLAI auto. Both cars were demolished.
All five bodies were pinned in the crushed autos and had to be cut out.
The Terre Haute Star Indiana 1958-09-22