Pocatello, ID Five Drown In Crashed Auto, Feb 1958
FIVE TEENAGERS DROWNED IN CAR.
Pocatello, Idaho (AP) - A carload of high school pupils turned into a dark, dead-end street Monday night and somersaulted into the Portneuf River. Five teenagers drowned. Two others made it to safety.
One of the survivors was KIM SHARP, the driver, 16-year-old son of a Pocatello physician. He said he did not know the quarter-block street ended at the river.
SHARP crawled through a window and another youth, LYNN EVENSON, 16, was pulled from the car by a passing motorist, Wayne Davis. Davis said the strong current prevented further rescue attempts.
The youngsters had been to a church youth meeting and had just dropped Gay Mixera, 16, off at her home.
SHARP said he turned down the street to turn around but the car hit a bump and its lights went out. The car landed on its top in about six feet of water.
Coroner Allen Manning identified the five victims as:
VERDA MAE STONE.
and MARILEE SMITH.
All were about 16.
Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1958-02-12