Madera, CA Two Auto Collision, Oct 1959


Madera, Calif., Oct. 19. - (AP) - Five children - four from one family - were killed and four other youngsters injured yesterday in a grinding auto collision at a rural intersection two miles east of Madera.
The youngsters were in a station wagon driven by MRS. LORRAINE CHANDLER, 32, wife of a Madera ranch-hand. They were southbound, returning from a Sunday drive when their station wagon was smashed on the right side by an eastbound car driven by HOWARD JORDAN, 17, of Madera.
Killed were PATRICIA, 14; SHERYL, 9; EARL, 6; and LONNIE, 4, all children of MRS. CHANDLER, and KAY FULLER, 11, a neighbor's daughter.
Two other CHANDLER children, HAZEL LOUISE, 15, and JIM, 12, were in fair condition at Madera County hospital. DONNA MEDLIN, 13, and JOYCE BOONE, 11, were slightly hurt. MRS. CHANDLER was hospitalized for shock.
District Attorney Lester Geadron said MRS. CHANDLER had the right of way. JORDAN was jailed and charged with manslaughter.

Bridgeport Post Connecticut 1959-10-19