Kingman, KS Auto Crashes Into Bridge, Apr 1952


Kingman, Kas., Jan. 29 (AP) - An automobile smashed into a bridge abutment and tumbled into a deep slough yesterday, carrying seven persons to their deaths.
Only one occupant escaped. BETTY THOMAS, crawled through a broken window and floated to the surface. She suffered bruises and shock. BETTY said a tire blew just before the crash.
Dead were MRS. IDA MAY THOMAS, Betty's mother; and four of her children, and MRS. CONNIE MAE ANDERSON and her year-old daughter, CAROL LYNN. The THOMAS children were LELAND EUGENE, 3; LONNIE GENE, six months; CAROL, 8; and LINDA, 12.
Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Anderson were sisters. Both families lived in Wichita, Kas.

Rushville Republican Indiana 1952-01-29