Elkhart, IN Auto And Bus Collision, Apr 1929
FIVE OCCUPANTS OF AUTO ARE KILLED IN CRASH WITH BUS NEAR ELKHART.
Elkhart, Indiana - (AP) - Five occupants of a car which crashed head-on with a Ni-Sun motor coach eight miles east of Elkhart, Ind., were killed, and a sixth seriously injured.
The dead in the crash, were MRS. HAZEL U. MABLE, 41; two daughters, MYRTLE, 19, and RUTH 14; a son CHARLES, 17; and DANIEL PAPA, 20.
RUBY MABLE, twin sister of RUTH, was critically injured. All were from Elkhart.
A. R. WILLIAMS of Detroit, driver of the bus, which contained 18 passengers, said he turned from the road to within four feet of an embankment of the St. Joseph River when the car sped toward them on the left side of the road.
Evidently the driver lost control of the on-coming machine, he said, and rammed the bus with terrific force. Nine of the bus passengers were injured.
Bus travelers injured in the accident were MACE LEE and HENRY ROHRER, Chicago; MISS DOLLY ADAMS, Detroit; THOMAS ALLEN, Brooklyn, N.Y.; JOHN BOLDEN, Detroit; R. C. KLINE, Rockford, Ill.; MISS BESSIE MYERS, Moline, Ill.; FRANK PROHOSKI, Rosedale, Ind.; and SAM SOLOMON, Windsor, Mo.
Sterling Daily Gazette Illinois 1929-04-29