Oxford, MA Bus And Truck Collision, Sep 1938
SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK.
THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, today when a New York-Houston bus and a truck-trailer collided almost head-on on a rain-swept highway.
The impact was heard a quarter-mile away by a restaurant proprietor who notified state police and a doctor.
The bus overturned and blocked the highway. Fuel tanks of both vehicles burst but the gasoline did not catch fire.
It took firemen two hours to extricate the dead and injured from the wreckage, pulling them through the shattered windows.
Four of the dead were identified as ALBERT ROSCOE, 45, of Medford; and MARGARET HOGAN, 65, DAVID COHEN and MARY SUMNER, all of Boston.
Another woman was identified tentatively several hours later at Worcester City Hospital as MRS. ALBERT ROSCOE, 40, wife of the Medford man.
A man still remained unidentified at a Charlton funeral parlor.
HENRY BROWN, 23, of Hanover, described by police as the truck driver, was in critical condition at Worcester City Hospital.
THERON DUSTIN, 27, of Melrose, told police, who said he was the bus driver, that he "did not know what happened." He also was a Worcester City Hospital patient. His injuries were described as not serious.
Northwest Arkansas Times Fayetteville 1938-09-13