Pomona, CA Three Car Collision, Jan 1963


Pomona (UPI) - Seven persons were killed and two critically injured Sunday in a three-car collision which began when a car crossed the divider strip on the San Bernardino Freeway and smashed head-on into another vehicle.
The dead included an Air Force doctor and three members of his family. His wife was one of the critically injured.
The California Highway Patrol identified the dead as:
Capt. LOWELL D. SOUZA, 29, the doctor assigned to Norton Air Force Base at nearby San Bernardino. He was the driver of the car that was struck head-on and which was hit by another car.
MANUEL E. SOUZA, 58, Portsmouth, R. I., father of Capt. SOUZA.
ALBERTINO SOUZA, 55, Portsmouth, R. I., uncle of Capt. SOUZA.
CYNTHIA SOUZA, 1, daughter of Capt. SOUZA.
KING EDWARD JOHNS, 50, Covina, driver of the car which officers said jumped the divider.
SALLI GUTIENEZ, 20, Ontario, a passenger in the third car.
MONA NAVARRO, about 20, also a passenger in the third car.
Injured critically were MRS. EVELYN SOUZA, 28, San Bernardino, wife of Capt. Souza and LARRY SACA, Ontario, driver of the third car.

Independent Long Beach California 1963-01-14