Redwood, NY Auto And Farm Truck Crash, Dec 1961


Redwood, N.Y. (AP) - ROBERT KELSO, 43, had loaded eight other members of his family into an automobile for a visit to relatives.
The trip ended in death for six when the automobile collided head-on with a farm truck Saturday night near this Jefferson County hamlet.
Three members of the family were injured, as were two occupants of the truck.
The dead:
KELSO; his wife, MAYFRED A. KELSO, also 43; their son, DONALD W. KELSO, 7; their daughter, LINDA SUSAN, 4; ALFRED KELSO, 66, of Elbridge, Robert's brother; and GEORGE KELSO, 6, a nephew.
LINDA died Sunday night in the House of Good Samaritan Hospital, in Watertown.
Her brother ALLAN L., 5, was reported in critical condition. He suffered a fractured skull.
KELSO reportedly had been working as a tenant farmer near Auburn.
GEORGE KELSO, the nephew, was the son of Joseph Kelso of Gloversville.
State Police said the Kelso's were on their way to Ogdensburg to visit the mother of Robert and Alfred, Mrs. Millie Kelso.
Police said the left front tire of the Kelso car apparently blew and the car swerved into the path of the truck, the crash occurred about two miles south of Redwood on Route 37.
GEORGE KELSO'S sister, ELIZABETH KELSO, 11, and BARBARA KELSO, 5, another daughter of ROBERT KELSO were reported in satisfactory condition in the Alexandria Bay Hospital.
The occupants of the truck WALTER W. BROWN, 62, of Tully, and MERLE L. DYE, 23, also of Tully, had been returning from a farm auction.
BROWN was reported in serious condition at the Watertown Hospital. DYE was treated for minor injuries.

The Kingston Daily Freeman New York 1961-12-04