Richmond, ME Auto And Tank Truck Collision, Sep 1958
MAINE CRASH KILLS SEVEN.
Richmond, Maine (UPI) - The worst single traffic accident in Maine history in which seven persons died boosted the state's traffic toll toward record proportions yesterday.
The collision between an auto and an empty chemical tank truck Saturday night wiped out one family of four and left a seven-year-old boy as sole survivor of another family.
The accident, fifth fatal highway crash reported in Maine in a 13-hour period, raised the casualty total for the year to 129, just short of the state's record traffic death pace.
State Police identified the victims, all Wayne residents, as:
ROBERT YORK, 31;
his wife, BERNICE, 31;
and their daughter, SHARON, 2.
KENNETH WARD, 35;
his wife ROSE, 25;
and their two daughters, SHIELA, 9, and ROSE, 7.
The only survivors were MAURICE YORK, 7, and the truck driver ELMER BUCKLIN, 44, of Belfast. The boy, thrown clear in the crash, was reported in fair condition at a hospital. BUCKLIN was released after treatment.
The Times Record Troy New York 1958-09-08