Monmouth, IL Two Car Collision, May 1959
TWO CAR HIGHWAY CRASH TAKES DEATH TOLL IN WARREN COUNTY.
REPORT SEVERAL SERIOUSLY HURT.
Monmouth - One of the worst highway tragedies in Warren County history snuffed out the lives of four persons and injured seven others early today 3 1/2 miles north of here.
Killed were an 18-year-old Little York youth who three hours earlier received his high school diploma, and a mother and her two small children. Four of the seven injured were in critical condition today.
LARRY DEAN EARP, 18, graduated from Little York High School Friday night and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Harold Earp;
MRS. MANDY LOGSDON, 35, who died at Monmouth Hospital shortly after being admitted;
Her two children, DUARD W. LOGSDON, 8, and ROBBIN LOGSDON, 8 months old.
Listed in critical condition at Monmouth Hospital were:
CHARLES LEE, 18, of RFD Monmouth, who also received his Little York diploma hours earlier. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lee.
JERRY PERRIN, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Perrin of Little York, transferred to Iowa City Hospital this morning with a broken leg, skull fractures and head injuries;
DUARD LOGSDON, 57, of RFD 3, Monmouth, husband and father of three of the dead;
His son STANLEY LOGSDON, 11.
Authorities said a northbound 1951 Studebaker sedan driven by LOGSDON turned left into the path of a southbound 1956 Mercury driven by EARP.
Galesburg Register-Mail Illinois 1959-05-23