Sylvania, GA Two Car Crash Kills Five, Dec 1959


Sylvania, Ga., Dec. 21 (AP) - A speeding automobile smashed broadside into another car early today and killed five Sylvania youths. There were no survivors of the terrific crash.
"It was one of the worst broken up piles of wreckage I ever saw," said state trooper B. L. Cowart. "We couldn't even pick up the cars. We had to take trucks and load the pieces on them."
The dead were:
GIBB O. BRINSON, 20, and JAMES R. NEWTON, 17, believed to have been the drivers;
BOBBY D. HOLMES, 20, presumably riding with BRINSON;
WAYMOND G. WHITE, 18, and MARVIN D. BEASLEY, 18, tentatively listed as passengers with NEWTON.
Cowart said that the car occupied by BRINSON and HOLMES rammed the other car, entering the highway from a side road.
"It almost went through it," said Cowart. "The impact carried both machines 150 feet down the road into a ditch."
Cowart said the speedometer of the BRINSON-HOLMES auto was "locked at 90 miles an hour."

Corsicana Daily Sun Texas 1959-12-21