Baton Rouge, LA Car Plunges Into Gully, Feb 1956
FIVE MEN DROWNED AS CAR GOES INTO GULLY.
Baton Rouge (AP) - Five people drowned yesterday when their car left U.S. Highway 190 and plunged into a rain-filled gully about seven miles east of here. One survived.
The survivor, JOSEPH ROBINSON, JR., told of efforts to rescue one of his two brothers who managed to escape from the car but drowned before he could be saved.
State Police identified the victims as:
MALCOLM and MECKLIN ROBINSON;
and JOHNNY STYLE, all of Pine Grove.
The six Negroes were heading toward Baton Rouge when the car swerved off the road just east of the Amite River bridge.
Robinson said four were trapped inside the partially submerged vehicle, which overturned, but he and his brother MALCOLM managed to force their way free.
MALCOLM became exhausted, he said, and went under for the third time before he could reach him.
The Troy Record New York 1956-02-06