Poplar Bluff, MO Auto And Truck Collision, Mar 1950


Poplar Bluff, Mo., March 13. - (AP) - Four persons were killed yesterday in a head-on automobile collision on Route 67, south of here.
The victims were HULAN EUGENE RIDGON, 27, and his wife, 24, of Neelyville, Mo.; MRS. PAULINE WHITTINGTON, 22, of St. Louis, and PAUL R. BOWMAN, 29, of Spencer, Ohio.
State Highway Patrolmen said MRS. WHITTINGTON borrowed the car from John E. Schmiedeke of Belleville, Ill. The car and a truck driver by DEITER REED, 37, of Oklahoma City, who was en route to Peoria, Ill., collided during a rainstorm.

Mt. Vernon Register News Illinois 1950-03-13