Carlisle, PA Two Car Collision On Turnpike, Aug 1955
6 KILLED IN TURNPIKE AUTO COLLISION.
Carlisle, Pa. (AP) - A two-car head-on collision on the Pennsylvania Turnpike claimed the lives of six persons last night, the highest total of deaths in a single accident on the superhighway this year.
State police said the collision six miles west of Carlisle also boosted the total number of deaths thus far in 1955 on the toll road to 54, three more than recorded all of last year.
Only one occupant of the two machines survived the crash.
Turnpike police at Harrisburg identified the dead as:
WENDELL W. PAULIK, about 29, Pittsburgh.
MRS. MARY YOUNG, about 55, Philadelphia;
her husband, OSCAR, 52.
MISS LOU HESS, 36, Pittsburgh.
TORE H. ANDERSON, 50, Glen Rock, N.J.
and ANDERSON'S wife, about 50.
The lone survivor was LORAINE WALSH, 15, Philadelphia, who was admitted to Carlisle Hospital with a broken leg and multiple cuts. She was described by hospital attendants as
State police said the ANDERSON'S occupied one car while MISS WALSH and the others were in a vehicle operated by PAULIK.
Troopers said PAULIK'S machine, traveling west, jumped the medial strip and collided with ANDERSON'S auto. Both machines were demolished and traffic was halted for several hours.
Delaware County Daily Times Chester Pennsylvania 1955-08-23