Jackson, GA Head On Auto Crash, Apr 1953


Jackson, Ga. (AP) - Eight persons were killed in a head-on automobile collision Saturday night. Four others were injured seriously.
Sheriff J. D. Pope said all the injured were taken to Spalding County Hospital at Griffin, but one person died en route, another died soon after arriving and a third died Sunday.
The sheriff said the dead were:
JOHN WILLIAM SIMS, 16, of McDonough;
BESSIE KATE BLANKENSHIP, about 25; and her sister JO ANNE BLANKENSHIP, about 20, both of Finchersville, Ga.; LEE ROY ANDREWS, 42, of Hapeville, Ga.; his parents, MR. and MRS. LEE ROY ANDREWS, SR., both about 75 of Montezuma, Ga.; MRS. MARY MAXINE WARD, about 60, of Montezuma and New Albany, Ind.; and CHARLES R. FOSTER, 17, of McDonough.
The injured included the younger ANDREWS' wife and their two small sons, WALLACE, 5, and WAYNE, 3; JIMMY BLANKENSHIP, about 20, brother of the two girls; and BILLY LESTER, 18, of McDonough.
Pope said SIMS, the three BLANKENSHIPS, FOSTER and LESTER, were in a northbound vehicle which pulled out to pass a car and slammed into the ANDREWS vehicle.

Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1953-04-20