Olathe, KS Head On Auto Collision, Apr 1955
KANSAS AUTO CRASH KILLS SIX PERSONS.
TWO AUTOMOBILES ONE LOADED WITH BASEBALL FANS COLLIDE HEAD-ON; LONE WOMAN SURVIVES.
Olathe, Kan. (UP) - A car bearing a party of homebound baseball fans crashed head-on into a second car early today, killing six persons.
Two of the dead were women. A third woman, the only survivor of the wreck, was injured.
Highway patrolmen said two men and three women from Emporia, Kan., were returning home from the Athletics-Yankees game in Kansas City. Two men, one a soldier, in the northbound car were from Kansas City.
The Johnson County sheriff's office listed the victims as:
DONALD EUGENE GREUBERGER, 28;
and THOMAS EDWARD CONNERS, 23, the serviceman, of Kansas City, Mo.;
LLOYD McILVAIN and MATILDA MAY McILVAIN, 27;
and EDITH ANN FOWLER, 36, all of Emporia. Emporia is about 100 miles southwest of Kansas City.
The McILVAIN"S were believed to be husband and wife, patrolmen said. She died five hours after the wreck.
MRS. VIOLET RICE, 33, believed to be the wife of FLOYD RICE, was reported in fair condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City.
A witness told Kansas highway patrolmen that CONNERS' car swung wide into the inside lane, throwing it into the path of the southbound car.
Logansport Pharos-Tribune Indiana 1955-04-30