Odessa, DE Auto Hits Bridge Abutment, May 1957
SIX ARE KILLED WHEN CAR HITS BRIDGE ABUTMENT.
Odessa, Del. (UP) - Three children and three adults were killed Monday when a car in which they were riding crashed into the abutment of a bridge south of here on the DuPont Highway.
Those killed were identified by police as:
MR. and MRS. CLEVELAND OUTLAW;
their three children, SHIRLEY, 3; and twins, CLEVELAND, JR., and CLANG, 5 months. The other adult was identified as MRS. ISAIAH PHILLIPS. All were from New York.
Only one child survived the crash which was described as the worst in Delaware since seven persons were killed in an automobile accident in 1948.
The surviving child, whose name as not known, was in Delaware Hospital in Wilmington.
The accident occurred during a light rain on the bridge over Appoquinimink Creek. State Police said the car was apparently traveling at a moderate speed when it hit the bridge abutment.
All but one of the fatal victims was dead on arrival at the hospital. MRS. PHILLIPS lived for more than two hours, but was unable to furnish the names of the children.
Deputy Coroner Edward R. Bell said papers on the bodies established tentative identification. A telephone call to a New York number found on OUTLAW'S body revealed that all four children were with their parents and that MRS. PHILLIPS was traveling with them.
Evening Times Sayre Pennsylvania 1957-05-21