Frederick, MD Head On Collision, Sep 1959
2 LOCAL MEN AMONG 5 KILLED IN CRASH.
THIRD LOCAL MAN BADLY HURT NEARBY.
TRIO FROM HAGERSTOWN EN ROUTE HOME FROM JOBS IN ROCKVILLE - ROBERT L. HUGHES, RICHARD F. TRENARY KILLED.
Two Hagerstown men were among five persons killed in a violent head-on smashup on Route 40 west of Frederick early last night. A third local man was severely hurt and was the only survivor.
ROBERT LEE HUGHES, aged 23, of 9 Cypress Street;
and, RICHARD FRANKLIN TRENARY, aged 38, of 316 North Locust Street.
Admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital with a fractured right leg, possible fractured back, and a concussion, was CHARLES S. TAYLOR, aged 29, 1205 Wayne Avenue.
The three men were en-route to Hagerstown from their jobs with Washington Technological Association in Rockville.
Their car, driven by HUGHES, crashed head-on with an eastbound machine.
Two Negro women and a white man were in the eastbound car, but up to late last night the trio had not been identified by State Police. Investigating officers said the car, operated by one of the women, pulled out to pass traffic ahead and collided head-on with the HUGHES auto.
The crash happened in front of the Hi-Way Liquor Store, three miles west of Frederick and a mile west of the intersection of Routes 40 and 40A. The time was about 8 p.m.
Five ambulances were dispatched to the scene as soon as State Police at the Frederick Barracks learned of the seriousness of the crash.
Traffic backed up for miles on the two-lane highway until the wreckage could be cleared away.
The Morning Herald Hagerstown Maryland 1959-09-25