Bisbee, AZ Head On Auto Crash, Mar 1956
SIX SOLDIERS DIE AS CARS STRADDLE ROAD.
Bisbee, Ariz., March 25 - (INS) - Six soldiers from Ft. Huachuca were killed early today in what could have been a grim game of "chicken" on State Highway 92, 10 miles from Bisbee.
Their cars met head-on at high speed and the state highway patrol reported that both cars were straddling the center line.
However, since there were no survivors, it is not definitely known that the "chicken" game was behind the crash.
(In "chicken" two drivers drive toward one another. If one turns out to avoid a crash he is
"chicken." If neither is "chicken" and each driver holds to his course they collide head-on.)
Four of the soldiers were killed in a 1955 Dodge with Georgia license plates and two died in a 1944 Oldsmobile with Oregon plates.
FRANKLIN W. HORTON, 21;
BOBBY S. HOUSTON, 21;
VENTON MOONEYSHAM, 28;
ELIOTT BARTLETT, 38;
ROY H. HOSLEY, 32;
and WILLIAM F. ANDERSON, 20.
HOSLEY was attached to the 6944 TU Detachment No. 1 at Ft. Huachuca. The others were members of Co. C, 93rd Signal Battalion.
Their bodies are at Hubbard's Mortuary in Bisbee. Coroner John Seibring of Tombstone said there would be no inquest.
Lubbock Morning Avalanche Texas 1956-03-26