Mechanicsburg, OH Head On Collision, Oct 1959


London (AP) -- Two teenage girls were killed and six other persons seriously injured in a head-on crash near Mechanicsburg Friday night.
The highway patrol identified the victims as CAROL JEAN DUWEL, about 18, of Rt. 1, Houston (Shelby county), and MARJORIE BOCKEY, 17, of Rt. 2, Delphos.
Both victims were passengers in a car driven by PATRICIA LENHART, about 18, of Rt. 6, Sidney. Also in the car were JUDY KISER, 17, of Sidney, and LOIS ELSAS (no age given) of Rt. 1, Jackson Center. All were hospitalized at Urbana.
Patrolmen said the LENHART car and one driven by FRED L. BOOZE, 44, of Urbana, collided on Ohio 29 east of Mechanicsburg. BOOZE and a passenger, JOYCE CALDWELL, 17, of Urbana, were also hospitalized at Urbana. BOOZE'S son, RICHARD, was taken to University hospital in Columbus.

Evening Independent Massillon Ohio 1959-10-10