St. John's, MI Auto Crashes Into Tree, Nov 1958

6 LOSE THEIR LIVES DURING POLICE CHASE.

St. John's, Mich. (AP) - Six persons died Sunday when their automobile hit a tree while being pursued by a police car.
A police officer said he took up the chase after he noted the car doing about 70 m.p.h. through St. Johns. He estimated the vehicle reached 105 m.p.h. as he pursued it down U.S. 27.
The chase ended as a tire blew out and sent the automobile crashing into a sturdy elm.
A bloodstained funeral wreath was found among the bodies. Police said the family, from Cincinnati and Lansing, Mich., was en route to a relative's funeral in Newberry, Mich.
The six killed were:
ROBERT T. ANDERSON, 27;
his brother, JACK L. ANDERSON, 19;
another brother, RICHARD ANDERSON, 34, all of Cincinnati;
their aunt, MRS. GRACE VINCENT, of Lansing;
and her two daughters, 5 years and 18 months old.
The lone survivor was JAMES RISCH, 17, of Rodney, Mich., hospitalized with critical injuries. Police said RISCH apparently was a hitchhiker.

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